Abia Warriors F.C.

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Abia Warriors F.C.
Founded2003; 20 years ago (2003)
GroundUmuahia Township Stadium
OwnerAbia State Government
ChairmanJohn Sam Obuh[1]
ManagerErasmus Onu[2]
LeagueNigeria Professional Football League
2022–23Group B: 4th
Championship Round: did not qualify
WebsiteClub website

Abia Warriors Football Club is a Nigerian professional football club based in the city of Umuahia, Abia state.

Between 2005 and 2010, they played under the name "Orji Uzor Kalu FC" in honor of Abia governor Orji Uzor Kalu who helped the club with state sponsorship upon promotion to the professional level. They reverted to their old name in summer of 2010.[3]

They won promotion to the Nigeria Premier League for the first time in August 2013 after winning their division on the last day.[4]

Current squad[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Pos. Nation Player
1 GK Nigeria NGA Edwin Nwakanma
30 GK Nigeria NGA Tambe Charles
33 GK Nigeria NGA Uche Okafor
35 GK Nigeria NGA Godgift Elkanah
3 DF Nigeria NGA Ubong Williams
5 DF Nigeria NGA Chinedu Ozor
6 DF Cameroon CMR Jean-Parfait Ledoux
26 DF Nigeria NGA Ebetomame Oghenetega
29 DF Nigeria NGA Innocent Gabriel
DF Nigeria NGA Samson P
DF Nigeria NGA Emeka I
4 MF Nigeria NGA Abdullahi Fatai
7 MF Nigeria NGA Promise Ogu
8 MF Nigeria NGA Keumian Guy
No. Pos. Nation Player
13 MF Nigeria NGA Hammed Yakub
15 MF Nigeria NGA Adekunle Adeleke
25 MF Nigeria NGA Somtochukwu Omini
34 MF Nigeria NGA Okemmiri Anthony
9 FW Nigeria NGA Jimoh Oni
10 FW Nigeria NGA Shedrack Asiegbu
11 FW Nigeria NGA Auta Phillip
12 FW Nigeria NGA Atilola Abdulsalam Tunde
23 FW Nigeria NGA Odeh James
24 FW Nigeria NGA Ikedinachi Nwakanma
14 Nigeria NGA Emmanuel Ugwuka
16 Nigeria NGA Obaroakpo A
20 Nigeria NGA Paul Samson
22 Nigeria NGA Ugochukwu Anozie

Notable players[edit]


  1. ^ "Abia Warriors FC unveil new patrons". Archived from the original on 2014-02-01. Retrieved 2014-01-20.
  2. ^ "NPFL Transfer: Abia Warriors appoint Onu new head coach". 27 September 2022.
  3. ^ "OUK reverts to Abia Warriors". Archived from the original on 2022-09-06. Retrieved 2010-11-05.
  4. ^ http://www.ngrguardiannews.com/home/131666-abia-warriors-fc-taraba-crown-join-giwa-in-glo-premier-league Archived September 22, 2013, at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ "Nigéria – Coupe : Kola Raimi buteur, Abia Warriors passe". 16 September 2018. Archived from the original on 2 July 2022. Retrieved 24 March 2023.
  6. ^ "Perf' des béninois : Kola Raimi brille et Michael Poté monte en puissance, le point complet". 17 September 2018. Archived from the original on 5 July 2022. Retrieved 24 March 2023.

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