Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) side, Abia Warriors have appointed Adenrele Adewumi as its new coach ahead of the 2018-2019 NPFL season.
He replaces their Cameroonian coach, Emmanuel Deutsch whose contract expired after guiding the club to the AITEO Cup round of 16 this season.
The club announced on its official Instagram page on Tuesday that the former Kano Pillars player will be assisted by Adams Jonkay, Chidozie Ukoh and Austin Chinwendu.
The statement reads, ”Adenrele Adewumi Moses is OUR New Head Coach.
“He replaced Emmanuel Deutsch whose contract with Us has ended.
Coach Ade will be assisted by Adams Jonkay, Chidozie Ukoh and Austin Chinwendu. Our best regards to Deutsch in his future endeavours.
While welcoming Adenrele to the club at the club’s Secretariat in Umuahia, Abia Warriors Chairman, Pastor Emeka Inyama congratulated the new technical team on their elevation and urged them to reciprocate the gesture by taking the club to the expected height.
He expressed confidence that Coach Ade will deliver the goods have been at the club for a long time and called on all his Assistants, players and officials as well as other staff to accord the required respect to the Ekiti State-born tactician in order to move the club forward.
In his response, Coach Ade thanked the management for reposing the confidence in him describing his new assignment as hugely a challenging one.
He said he was aware of the high expectations of all stakeholders, pointing out that he would do his best to continue the club’s fine form.
He, however, called on all hands to be on deck for the required results to be achieved.