Abia Warriors Emmanuel Deutsch

Former Abia Warriors handler, Emmanuel Deutsch, says he’s ready to take up another job in the Nigeria Professional Football League side after parting ways with his Eastern club at the end of last season.

The Cameroonian tactician enjoyed success with Abia Warriors last season, guiding them to a fifth-place finish on the table despite taking over the team few days into the season.

The former Heartland coach, however, reflected on his time with Abia Warriors and how he was enjoying his stint with the Club before the league was ended abruptly.

“At first, it was difficult because I joined Abia Warriors when the season was about to start, I met the players on ground and the structure, so I had lots to do to make the team looked as I wanted, but along the line we manage to stabilize and I’m happy with how it went even though my target was to end in top three but I’m still OK how it went through.”

The Coach who also handled Akwa United hailed the standard of Nigeria professional football league, as well as the talent, abound in the country.

“I’ve been enjoying my time working in Nigeria, its a big country with lots of facilities that can push you to work hard as a coach, there are standards here in football, talented players to work with and great people, if those standards can be worked on very well, Nigeria will be a more great country in Africa.”

“I’m always delighted to have my philosophy of football working here and that’s why I’m looking forward to another experience with another club in the NPFL.

“I’m leaving my next destination to the hands of my manager and I’m sure I will be at a nice place to work again, maybe a new adventure in another region of Nigeria, we will see about that soon, for now, I’m enjoying my rest in Calabar (Cross River State) after I came back from Cameron,” he said.

Deutcsh who moved to Nigeria from Cameroon in 2005 said he has a good relationship with the management of Abia Warriors and described the Club chairman (Chief Emeka Inyama) as a great man, while admitting he want to manage at every region of the country.

“I didn’t have any problem at Abia Warriors, I just felt that I needed a fresh challenge after last season I think I should try a new place, the club is great with a wonderful set of people, passionate about football and the chairman (Chief Emeka Inyama) is a great man.

“I’m trying to understand Nigerian football from every part of the country so I’m moving to another zone to check how football is there,” he concluded.

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