Mr Patrick Chinenyenwa Ngwaogu who is the Sporting director of Abia Warriors FC spoke to Newsmen in an online interview gave his thoughts on some issues in Nigerian Football and about Abia warriors
Mr Ngwaogu is an indigine of Isiala Ngwa. North Local government of Abia State, was born in Lagos grew up in Ibadan, he attended the university of Ibadan, a fellow of the Nigerian institute of sports, also a fellow of the international institute of journalism in Abuja.
Mr Ngwaogu who rose from the role of a match reader to sporting director at Abia Warriors from 2016 to 2019, speaking on his teams ability to sign quality players during the current transfer window said ” their is nothing too special about our signings, at the end of the season we took a look at the team and was able to detect out deficiencies and so we decided to bring in quality players to straighten our team”.
“So far we’ve only recruited eight players, contrary to what you hear in some quarters we did not sack any player, we only eased out those whose contracts has expired and have become surplus to our requirements.
When asked about his thoughts on the believe by most Football fans that Abia Warriors are playing under the shadows of Enyimba FC, ‘Odogwu’ said ” Abia Warriors are the Champions of the Oriental teams we have beaten every team in the south east and south south that Abia Warriors hasn’t beaten away from home, we are not leaving under the shadows of Enyimba, but we have full respect for them because they are not just a big team in Abia but they are also the pride of Nigeria infact last season was the first time they were able to beat Abia Warriors on their home ground, we have respect for them and they have respect for us.
He also went ahead to speak about Abia Warriors plans to generate revenues for the team
He said “we are working assiduously to make sure Abia Warriors become a community based team where everybody can key into the team and ensure that the team performs effectively and we are also working to make the team very accepted by the media, those who follow the social media knows that the team is very active, we will roll out other plans as the season commence.
Mr Ngwaogu who has been contributing immernsly to the development of Nigerian Football especially in the grass root, Played an important role in setting up arguably the two best Football academies in Nigeria, one in Abuja and the other in Umuahia.
Mr Ngwaogu also advised the Ex-internationals to come home and take up a coaching job in Nigeria, especially those of them who have got the necessary qualifications.
Speaking on the target and ambitions of Abia Warriors this coming season Mr Ngwaogu said ” our target this is to give every team a fight & also see if we can make it to the continent at the end of the season.