The management of Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) side Abia Warriors have dropped 10 players as they continue preparations ahead of the new season.
The Umuahia- based side have already secured the services of experienced players including former Flying Eagles first choice goalkeeper, Joshua Enaholo, former Enyimba defender, Ike ThankGod, Heartland captain and defender Chinedu Efugh, Sunshine Stars duo of Dele Olorundare and Seun Olulayo, Rangers defender, Bright Esieme and Shooting Stars striker Adetunji Sunday.
The assistant coach, who also doubles as the Match Reader of the team, Patrick Ngwaogu, revealed to our sports team that the 10 players were dropped after being declared surplus to the club’s requirements.
Ngwaogu said the club will work with 35 players in their camp in Calabar as they continue to search for more quality players.
“We have some established players now in the team as we continue to prepare for the new season. We came to Calabar with 45 players and we have dropped 10. So we have 35 players in camp now. It will now be substitution by elimination because there are other players that will still come in. If they are better than what we have on ground, we will sign them. But if not, we will concentrate on the 35.”
The club recently confirmed the appointment of Okey Emordi as their new technical adviser.