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

Enyimba International Stadium

Muhammadu Dikko Stadium

Enyimba International Stadium

Sani Abacha Stadium

Enyimba International Stadium

Pantami Stadium, Gombe

Enyimba International Stadium

Warri Township Stadium

Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium

Enyimba International Stadium

Enyimba International Stadium

Akure Township Stadium

Enyimba International Stadium

Agege Stadium, Lagos

Enyimba International Stadium

Ahmadu Bello Stadium, Kaduna

Enyimba International Stadium

Yakubu Gowon Stadium

New Jos Stadium, Jos

Enyimba International Stadium

Lafia Township Stadium

Enyimba International Stadium

Pantanmi Stadium, Gombe

Enyimba International Stadium

Okigwe Township stadium

Enyimba International Stadium

Kwara Sports Stadium, Ilorin

Enyimba International Stadium

Enyimba International Stadium

Nest of Champions, Uyo

Enyimba International Stadium

Aper Aku Stadium

Enyimba International Stadium

FC Ifeanyi Ubah International Stadium

Enyimba International Stadium

Godswill Akpabio International Stadium

Enyimba International Stadium

Enyimba International Stadium

Agege Stadium, Lagos

Umuahia Township Stadium

Akure Township Stadium

Umuahia Township Stadium

Muhammadu Dikko Stadium

Umuahia Township Stadium

Enyimba International Stadium

Lafia Township Stadium

Umuahia Township Stadium

Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium

Umuahia Township Stadium

Okigwe Township stadium

Umuahia Township Stadium

Kwara Sports Stadium, Ilorin

Umuahia Township Stadium

Pantami Stadium, Gombe

Umuahia Township Stadium

Aper Aku Stadium

Umuahia Township Stadium

Yakubu Gowon Stadium

Umuahia Township Stadium

Pantanmi Stadium, Gombe

Umuahia Township Stadium

Godswill Akpabio International Stadium

Umuahia Township Stadium

Umuahia Township Stadium

Godswill Akpabio International Stadium

Umuahia Township Stadium

Okigwe Township stadium

Umuahia Township Stadium

Pantami Stadium, Gombe

Stephen Keshi Stadium, Asaba

Umuahia Township Stadium

Krisdera Hotel Stadium

Umuahia Township Stadium

New Jos Stadium, Jos

Umuahia Township Stadium

Sani Abacha Stadium

Umuahia Township Stadium

El-Kanemi Sports Stadium, Maiduguri

Umuahia Township Stadium

FC Ifeanyi Ubah International Stadium

Umuahia Township Stadium

Umuahia Township Stadium

Bako Kontagora Stadium

Umuahia Township Stadium

Lafia Township Stadium

Akure Township Stadium

New Jos Stadium, Jos

Umuahia Township Stadium

Umuahia Township Stadium

Agege Stadium, Lagos

Yakubu Gowon Stadium

Umuahia Township Stadium

Lafia Township Stadium

Umuahia Township Stadium

Okigwe Township stadium

Umuahia Township Stadium

Godswill Akpabio International Stadium

Umuahia Township Stadium

FC Ifeanyi Ubah International Stadium

Umuahia Township Stadium

Confluence Stadium, Lokoja

Umuahia Township Stadium

Krisdera Hotel Stadium

Umuahia Township Stadium

Umuahia Township Stadium

Sani Abacha Stadium

Umuahia Township Stadium

El-Kanemi Sports Stadium, Maiduguri

Umuahia Township Stadium

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
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