Abia Warriors

Arena/Stadium: Umuahia Township Stadium

Owners – Abia State Government

Chairman: Emeka Inyama

Manager: N/A

Nickname(s): N/A

Founded: 2003

 History
Season League Rank Played Points W/D/L Goals Players
2014/2015 Season NPFL 10 38 53 16/5/17 39:43
2015/2016 Season NPFL 13 36 48 12/12/12 35:39
2017 NPFL U15 5 4 0 0/0/4 2:12
2016/2017 NPFL 12 38 53 15/8/15 44:36
2017/2018 NPFL 8 24 34 8/10/6 20:16
2018/2019 NPFL GROUP B 5 22 31 9/4/9 25:20
2019/2020 NPFL 16 25 30 8/6/11 23:28

 

Abia Warriors FC based in Umuahia, Abia State was first licensed to play in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) in August 2013, ten years after the club was founded in 2003.

Abia Warriors FC started off as an amateur side in Umuahia known as NEPA FC, a recreational arm of the defunct National Electric Power Authority (NEPA). The club’s historical account pays tribute to Late Basil Udeogu who took charge of the club, renamed it Abia Warriors FC of Umuahia and steered the club from the amateur league to the then Nigeria Professional League. Following the death of Udeogu and the clubs admission to the NPFL, the Abia State Government elected to sponsor the club side and thereafter appointed Chief Jude Ezechukwu, proprietor of the defunct Jasper United Football Club, as its first Chairman. Along its campaign in various cadres of the national league, the club was renamed OUK Football Club in honour of a Governor of Abia State, Orji Uzor Kalu who made the decision for the state to sponsor the club. It would revert to Abia Warriors in 2010. Since joining the NPFL, Abia Warriors may not have won any national honours, but it has proven not to be a pushover especially in the league competitions where it posted an impressive three games on the road in the first campaign of the top flight.

A relatively young club, Abia Warriors has been known to select players from the grassroots and nurturing them to prominence for which the poster boy is Chisom Chikatara, now playing in the Jordanian league. Another protégé of the club was Nigeria Olympic team defender, Kingsley Chima Uluocha. There is also Ndifreke Effiong who started from the junior team, Abia Comets in 2015/16 and promoted to the senior team the next season where he played until transferring to Akwa United. While at Abia Warriors, he was enlisted to the country’s Olympic qualifying team and later played for the Super Eagles against Egypt.

A member of the fast growing Oriental Derby rivalry between the Southeast state based clubs, Abia Warrior has posted stunning results including securing a double in consecutive seasons over Heartland and shocking wins in Aba against Enyimba, and in Enugu against Rangers Abia Warriors have since it parted ways with its first coach at the senior level, Isa Ladan Bosso, worked with a number of other rated Coaches including Brazilian, Rafael Everton, Kennedy Boboye who would later join Plateau United to win the league and another league winner with both Kano Pillars and Enyimba, Okey Emodi. It has also enjoyed the services of young coaches like Abdullahi Biffo, Henry Makinwa and their current Coach, Imama Amapakabor who won the league for Rangers after 30 years.

2016/2017 League Table

PosClubPWDLFAGDPts
1381991049252466
238195144241162
3381871343281561
4381791246301660
538168143530556
638182183943-456
738159144339454
838166163835354
938159143938154
1038173184143-254
1138166163135-454
1238158154435853
1338165173741-453
14381411133944-553
15381410143433152
1638157163738-152
17381311143238-650
1838147173750-1349
19381110173249-1743
203878232749-2229

2017/2018 NPFL League Table

PosClubPWDLFAGDPts
12413472516943
224125727171041
324911430171338
42491142316738
52411492720737
62411492123-237
724113102822636
82481062016434
9249782222034
10248971915433
1124103112224-230
122492132629-329
132485111721-429
142485112126-529
15247892128-729
162485111623-729
172477102326-328
18248792227-528
192484122030-1028
202458111527-1220

2018/2019 NPFL League Table Group B

PosClubPWDLFAGDPts
12211563224838
22211472819937
32211381818036
42210393028233
5229492520531
6229492522331
7229491926-731
8227961814430
9228681919030
102293102125-430
11227691623-727
122243151124-1315

2019/2020 NPFL League Table

PosClubPWDLFAGDPts
125147436152149
225136628151345
32512762619743
42410772520537
520113630201036
62581162322135
72481062718934
82681082626034
9259792729-234
10249781825-734
11249692523233
1225103122528-333
132595112121032
142587101919031
152587102324-131
162586112328-530
172585122727029
182592142535-1029
192584132333-1028
202562171747-3020

2020/2021 NPFL League Table

PosClubPWDLFAGDPts
1381914553242971
238181284133866
3381981148282065
4382051355381765
538197123829964
6381891148361263
7381881243311262
838177144339458
9381491545351051
10381312133435-151
1138155183747-1050
1238147173542-749
1338139164350-748
14381211154842647
1538129174047-745
16381112152839-1145
17381110172946-1743
1838118193045-1541
1938912173350-1739
2038510232055-3525

Fixtures

Results

3 - 0
Enyimba International Stadium

Abia Warriors v Lobi Stars F.C

2 - 2
Godswill Akpabio International Stadium

Akwa United v Abia Warriors

3 - 2
Enyimba International Stadium

Abia Warriors v Gombe United F.C.

2 - 2

Shooting Stars 3S.C v Abia Warriors

3 - 2
Enyimba International Stadium

Abia Warriors v Kano Pillars F.C

2 - 1
Yakubu Gowon Stadium

Rivers United v Abia Warriors

2 - 1
Osogbo Township Stadium

Dakkada F.C v Abia Warriors

2 - 0
Enyimba International Stadium

Abia Warriors v Rangers Intl

2 - 1
Lafia Township Stadium

Nasarawa United F.C v Abia Warriors

1 - 0
Pantami Stadium, Gombe

Wikki Tourist F.C. v Abia Warriors

2 - 0
Enyimba International Stadium

Abia Warriors v Plateau United

2 - 0
Enyimba International Stadium

Abia Warriors v Remo Stars F.C

2 - 1
Enyimba International Stadium

Abia Warriors v MFM F.C

2 - 1
Okigwe Township stadium

Heartland F.C v Abia Warriors

2 - 1
Muhammadu Dikko Stadium

Katsina United v Abia Warriors

1 - 1
Kwara Sports Stadium, Ilorin

Kwara United F.C v Abia Warriors

1 - 1
Enyimba International Stadium

Abia Warriors v Niger Tornadoes

1 - 0
Akure Township Stadium

Sunshine Stars F.C v Abia Warriors

2 - 1
Enyimba International Stadium

Abia Warriors v Enyimba

2 - 2
Enyimba International Stadium

Abia Warriors v Katsina United

1 - 2
Aper Aku Stadium

Lobi Stars F.C v Abia Warriors

0 - 0
Enyimba International Stadium

Abia Warriors v Akwa United

1 - 0
Pantami Stadium, Gombe

Gombe United F.C. v Abia Warriors

2 - 1
Enyimba International Stadium

Abia Warriors v Shooting Stars 3S.C

2 - 1
Sani Abacha Stadium

Kano Pillars F.C v Abia Warriors

1 - 1
Enyimba International Stadium

Abia Warriors v Rivers United

2 - 1
Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium

Rangers Intl v Abia Warriors

1 - 1
Enyimba International Stadium

Abia Warriors v Nasarawa United F.C

3 - 0
Enyimba International Stadium

Abia Warriors v Wikki Tourist F.C.

1 - 0
New Jos Stadium, Jos

Plateau United v Abia Warriors

1 - 1
Enyimba International Stadium

Abia Warriors v Dakkada F.C

1 - 0
Osogbo Township Stadium

Remo Stars F.C v Abia Warriors

1 - 0
Enyimba International Stadium

Abia Warriors v Heartland F.C

2 - 1
Agege Stadium, Lagos

MFM F.C v Abia Warriors

1 - 1
Enyimba International Stadium

Abia Warriors v Kwara United F.C

1 - 1
Bako Kontagora Stadium, Minna.

Niger Tornadoes v Abia Warriors

1 - 0
Enyimba International Stadium

Abia Warriors v Sunshine Stars F.C

2 - 1
Enyimba International Stadium

Enyimba v Abia Warriors

3 - 1
Enyimba International Stadium

Abia Warriors v Nasarawa United F.C

1 - 0
Muhammadu Dikko Stadium

Katsina United v Abia Warriors

5 - 1
Enyimba International Stadium

Abia Warriors v Adamawa United

1 - 0
Sani Abacha Stadium

Kano Pillars F.C v Abia Warriors

2 - 1
Enyimba International Stadium

Abia Warriors v Heartland F.C

1 - 0
Pantami Stadium, Gombe

Wikki Tourist F.C. v Abia Warriors

2 - 1
Enyimba International Stadium

Abia Warriors v Kwara United F.C

2 - 0
Warri Township Stadium

Warri Wolves FC v Abia Warriors

2 - 1
Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium

Rangers Intl v Abia Warriors

0 - 1
Enyimba International Stadium

Abia Warriors v Dakkada F.C

0 - 1
Enyimba International Stadium

Abia Warriors v Enyimba

2 - 1
Akure Township Stadium

Sunshine Stars F.C v Abia Warriors

2 - 0
Enyimba International Stadium

Abia Warriors v Lobi Stars F.C

0 - 0
Agege Stadium, Lagos

MFM F.C v Abia Warriors

1 - 1
Enyimba International Stadium

Abia Warriors v FC Ifeanyi Ubah

0 - 0
Ahmadu Bello Stadium, Kaduna

Jigawa Golden Stars v Abia Warriors

0 - 0
Enyimba International Stadium

Abia Warriors v Akwa United

0 - 0
Yakubu Gowon Stadium

Rivers United v Abia Warriors

2 - 1
New Jos Stadium, Jos

Plateau United v Abia Warriors

2 - 1
Enyimba International Stadium

Abia Warriors v Plateau United

5 - 3
Lafia Township Stadium

Nasarawa United F.C v Abia Warriors

3 - 1
Enyimba International Stadium

Abia Warriors v Katsina United

1 - 1
Pantanmi Stadium, Gombe

Adamawa United v Abia Warriors

4 - 1
Enyimba International Stadium

Abia Warriors v Kano Pillars F.C

2 - 2
Okigwe Township stadium

Heartland F.C v Abia Warriors

1 - 0
Enyimba International Stadium

Abia Warriors v Wikki Tourist F.C.

1 - 1
Kwara Sports Stadium, Ilorin

Kwara United F.C v Abia Warriors

4 - 1
Enyimba International Stadium

Abia Warriors v Warri Wolves FC

1 - 0
Enyimba International Stadium

Abia Warriors v Rangers Intl

2 - 1
Nest of Champions, Uyo

Dakkada F.C v Abia Warriors

4 - 1
Enyimba International Stadium

Abia Warriors v Sunshine Stars F.C

0 - 0
Aper Aku Stadium

Lobi Stars F.C v Abia Warriors

0 - 0
Enyimba International Stadium

Abia Warriors v MFM F.C

1 - 1
FC Ifeanyi Ubah International Stadium

FC Ifeanyi Ubah v Abia Warriors

1 - 3
Enyimba International Stadium

Abia Warriors v Jigawa Golden Stars

2 - 1
Godswill Akpabio International Stadium

Akwa United v Abia Warriors

0 - 1
Enyimba International Stadium

Abia Warriors v Rivers United

1 - 0
Enyimba International Stadium

Enyimba v Abia Warriors

2 - 1
Agege Stadium, Lagos

MFM F.C v Abia Warriors

2 - 1
Umuahia Township Stadium

Abia Warriors v Adamawa United

1 - 0
Akure Township Stadium

Sunshine Stars F.C v Abia Warriors

2 - 1
Umuahia Township Stadium

Abia Warriors v Akwa United

1 - 0
Muhammadu Dikko Stadium

Katsina United v Abia Warriors

TBD
Umuahia Township Stadium

Abia Warriors v Enyimba

2 - 1
Enyimba International Stadium

Enyimba v Abia Warriors

3 - 1
Lafia Township Stadium

Nasarawa United F.C v Abia Warriors

1 - 0
Umuahia Township Stadium

Abia Warriors v Warri Wolves FC

3 - 1
Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium

Rangers Intl v Abia Warriors

2 - 1
Umuahia Township Stadium

Abia Warriors v FC Ifeanyi Ubah

1 - 0
Okigwe Township stadium

Heartland F.C v Abia Warriors

0 - 0
Umuahia Township Stadium

Abia Warriors v Kano Pillars F.C

2 - 0
Kwara Sports Stadium, Ilorin

Kwara United F.C v Abia Warriors

3 - 0
Umuahia Township Stadium

Abia Warriors v Plateau United

1 - 1
Pantami Stadium, Gombe

Wikki Tourist F.C. v Abia Warriors

2 - 1
Umuahia Township Stadium

Abia Warriors v Jigawa Golden Stars

1 - 0
Aper Aku Stadium

Lobi Stars F.C v Abia Warriors

1 - 1
Umuahia Township Stadium

Abia Warriors v Dakkada F.C

0 - 0
Yakubu Gowon Stadium

Rivers United v Abia Warriors

1 - 0
Umuahia Township Stadium

Abia Warriors v MFM F.C

1 - 0
Pantanmi Stadium, Gombe

Adamawa United v Abia Warriors

1 - 1
Umuahia Township Stadium

Abia Warriors v Sunshine Stars F.C

0 - 0
Godswill Akpabio International Stadium

Akwa United v Abia Warriors

2 - 0
Umuahia Township Stadium

Abia Warriors v Katsina United

3 - 0
Umuahia Township Stadium

Abia Warriors v Kano Pillars F.C

2 - 2
Godswill Akpabio International Stadium

Akwa United v Abia Warriors

2 - 1
Umuahia Township Stadium

Abia Warriors v El-Kanemi

2 - 4
Okigwe Township stadium

Heartland F.C v Abia Warriors

3 - 0
Umuahia Township Stadium

Abia Warriors v FC Ifeanyi Ubah

1 - 0
Pantami Stadium, Gombe

Gombe United F.C. v Abia Warriors

1 - 0
Stephen Keshi Stadium, Asaba

Delta Force v Abia Warriors

1 - 0
Umuahia Township Stadium

Abia Warriors v Yobe Desert Stars F.C

1 - 0
Krisdera Hotel Stadium

GO Round F.C v Abia Warriors

0 - 1
Umuahia Township Stadium

Abia Warriors v Nasarawa United F.C

1 - 0
New Jos Stadium, Jos

Plateau United v Abia Warriors

1 - 1
Umuahia Township Stadium

Abia Warriors v Plateau United

2 - 0
Sani Abacha Stadium

Kano Pillars F.C v Abia Warriors

1 - 1
Umuahia Township Stadium

Abia Warriors v Akwa United

1 - 0
El-Kanemi Sports Stadium, Maiduguri

El-Kanemi v Abia Warriors

1 - 0
Umuahia Township Stadium

Abia Warriors v Heartland F.C

1 - 2
FC Ifeanyi Ubah International Stadium

FC Ifeanyi Ubah v Abia Warriors

0 - 0
Umuahia Township Stadium

Abia Warriors v Gombe United F.C.

1 - 0
Umuahia Township Stadium

Abia Warriors v Kada City FC

1 - 3
Bako Kontagora Stadium

Yobe Desert Stars F.C v Abia Warriors

1 - 2
Umuahia Township Stadium

Abia Warriors v GO Round F.C

1 - 0
Lafia Township Stadium

Nasarawa United F.C v Abia Warriors

Postponed
Akure Township Stadium

Sunshine Stars F.C v Abia Warriors

2 - 2
New Jos Stadium, Jos

Plateau United v Abia Warriors

0 - 0
Umuahia Township Stadium

Abia Warriors v Kano Pillars F.C

1 - 0
Umuahia Township Stadium

Abia Warriors v El-Kanemi

0 - 1
Agege Stadium, Lagos

MFM F.C v Abia Warriors

0 - 0
Yakubu Gowon Stadium

Rivers United F.C. v Abia Warriors

2 - 1
Umuahia Township Stadium

Abia Warriors v Rivers United F.C.

1 - 0
Lafia Township Stadium

Nasarawa United v Abia Warriors

1 - 1
Umuahia Township Stadium

Abia Warriors v Katsina United

0 - 0
Okigwe Township stadium

Heartland F.C v Abia Warriors

1 - 1
Umuahia Township Stadium

Abia Warriors v Lobi Stars

1 - 1
Godswill Akpabio International Stadium

Akwa United v Abia Warriors

2 - 0
Umuahia Township Stadium

Abia Warriors v Wikki Tourist

1 - 1
FC Ifeanyi Ubah International Stadium

IfeanyiUba v Abia Warriors

1 - 0
Umuahia Township Stadium

Abia Warriors v Kwara UTD

2 - 0
Confluence Stadium, Lokoja

Niger Tornadoes v Abia Warriors

3 - 1
Umuahia Township Stadium

Abia Warriors v Yobe Stars F.C

1 - 0
Krisdera Hotel Stadium

GO Round F.C v Abia Warriors

0 - 0
Umuahia Township Stadium

Abia Warriors v Rangers Intl F.C

1 - 0

Enyimba v Abia Warriors

0 - 0
Umuahia Township Stadium

Abia Warriors v Sunshine Stars

2 - 1
Sani Abacha Stadium

Kano Pillars v Abia Warriors

1 - 0
Umuahia Township Stadium

Abia Warriors v Plateau UTD

1 - 0
El-Kanemi Sports Stadium, Maiduguri

El-Kanemi v Abia Warriors

2 - 0
Umuahia Township Stadium

Abia Warriors v MFM F.C

Leagues
Nigeria Professional Football League
Seasons
NPFL 2016/2017, NPFL 2017/2018, NPFL 2018/2019 GROUP B, NPFL 2018/2019, NPFL 2019/2020, NPFL 2020/2021, NPFL 2021/2022
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