Newly appointed head coach of Abia Warriors, Henry Makinwa is looking forward to the opportunity of working with the Nigeria Professional Football League side.
Makinwa, who signed a year contract with the Umuahia-based side and then address the team for the first time on Monday, replaced Abdullahi Biffo, who left the team following the expiration of his contract at the end of last season.
In a chat with SportingLife.ng, the former ABS Football Club of Ilorin handler said it is high time Abia Warriors start to compete for titles since their promotion to the elite division back in 2013.
“It is exiting to be returning to NPFL. It is an exiting moment but with high rigor and high preparations. I’m looking forward to the big league as you want to call it now.
“I met the players on Monday and the reception was fantastic and the feeling was very high because the boys were ready.”
Abia Warriors moved to camp in Port Harcourt on Tuesday and Makinwa revealed that he will use the camping to assess the team as he targets silverware with the club this season..
“There is always where to improved. We are going for camp now and that will be where things will be seen clear. We are going to Port Harcourt and from there we will finally see where we have to beef up or where we have to manage.
“Of course this is a big team in Nigeria context. So every team should aspire for everything that is possible. So we are one of those aspiring for everything because Abia Warriors is not a new comer to the league, we have to aspire to everything. The team must believe in themselves. We have been on the look out in the NPFL for the past 5-6 years, so I think it’s about time we go forward to win something,” Makinwa told SportingLife.ng.