Boboye promises equal treatment for Abia Warriors’ players
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Abia Warriors of Umuahia new Head Coach, Kennedy Boboye, has assured the players that he will not witch-hunt
any of them as long as they continued to work hard and respect constituted authority.
Boboye, who addressed the players at the Umuahia Township Stadium
shortly after conducting his first training session with the players,
noted that fair play has always been his watchword, in all the clubs he has been.
“I am one coach who gives all the players equal opportunity. I will never sack any player without giving him a chance,” he told them.
The former Sunshine Stars tactician said he was happy at the turn out
of players during the session, as well as their dedication to duty and urged them to maintain the tempo.
He expressed happiness that majority of the old players were still around, insisting that the team would
be built around them while only a few players would be introduced to
strengthen some weak areas to make the team more competitive.
Boboye also commended management for retaining more than 90 per cent of
the coaching crew, pointing out that this would further make his work easier, describing the coaches he met on ground as some of the best the nation can boast of.
Earlier, the club’s secretary, Oliver Ndife, had welcomed Boboye to the training ground and assured him of the club’s support to enable him succeed Meanwhile, Port Harcourt clubs,
Dolphins and Sharks, will witness major changes ahead of the kickoff of the 2015/16 season.
Sharks was relegated from the Nigeria top-flight after a disappointing 2014/15 campaign, while Dolphins survived by the skin of their teeth after drawing 2-2 with Shooting Stars Sports Club (3SC) in Ibadan on the final day of the season.
Rivers State Sports Commissioner, Boma Iyaye, yesterday met with players, officials and members of the management of the two clubs, where he informed them that Rivers State Governor, Ezenwo Nyesom Wike, was unhappy with the performances of the two clubs in the just concluded season.