Ex F/Eagles Keeper Okafor hails Abia Warriors amid Covid-19 pandemic
By Sab Osuji
FIFA U17 World Cup in Korea 2007 and ex U20 Flying Eagles goalkeeper, Uche Okafor, MON, has healed praises on the hierarchy of NPFL side, Abia Warriors saying the club is being run in the best professional manner he has ever seen.
Okafor spoke to his Abia Warriors official website from his residence in Enugu where he is holidaying with his family following the suspension of the NPFL and other related sporting activities in the aftermath of the Corona Virus Pandemic outbreak.
“Abia Warriors is really a household name in Nigeria football and the club under the chairmanship of Pastor Emeka Inyama has been setting the pace in the Nigeria Professional league”, the Warriors shot stopper opened up frankly.
“Our league will surely grow to an enviable height if other clubs borrow a leaf from what Abia Warriors are doing.
“Since I joined the club from FC Ifeanyi Ubah, we have never been told stories even for once about our salaries and allowances.
“The club has equally maintained its standard despite the Covid-19 Pandemic.
“We have received our salaries in the past two months as at when due and no player’s salary had been tampered with against what is happening in other clubs in top the leagues where their players are being subjected to 30% or 50% pay cut as a result of the novel Covid-19 effect.
“So, I must say kudos to our coach, (Willy Udube) for keeping us fit from a distance and I can proudly say that all the training programmes he gives at the beginning of every week has been indeed helpful. This shows his level of professionalism.
“I have no regrets joining this great club and this is the reason why I always give my very best whenever I get the opportunity to defend the badge”, the former Nigeria junior international said.
Okafor won the 2016 Aiteo Cup with FC Ifeanyi Ubah but opted for a move to Oriental Rivals, Abia Warriors in 2017.