Former Governor of Abia State, Senator Orji Uzor Kalu said he was poised to reclaim Nigerian Professional Football League (NPFL) club, Abia Warriors, from the Abia State Government.
Senator Kalu stated this during an interview session on Nigerian Sports Mouthpiece (NSM) whatsapp forum on Wednesday.
The politician cum business man who engineered Enyimba’s triumph on the continent on two occasions in the form of winning the CAF Champions League back-to-back in 2003 and 2004, stated that Abia Warriors’ existence was his brainchild.
Senator Kalu said that Abia State Government took over the administration of the club the moment he left office as the number one citizen of the state, but he was poised to reclaim what rightfully belonged to him as he would soon engage the Abia State Government on discussions concerning the team.
The legislator stated that he wanted to take the club to where it belonged to so that she could compete favourably with top clubs in the land.
Kalu said that hitherto the club, which was formerly OUK FC, was administered based on the gate-takings during matches at the Umuahia Township Stadium.
He declared that he was ready to bring back the glory days to the teeming fans and supporters of the club.
Abia Warriors are currently 10th on the NPFL table after 19 matches and would commence the second stanza on 9th May 2021 with a trip to Jos to face Plateau United for Match day 20.