Abia Warriors promote 18-year-old youth team goalkeeper

Abia Warriors Football Club of Umuahia have given one of their youth team goalkeepers, Chibueze Lambert, his first professional contract, the club’s Sporting Director, Patrick Ngwaogu, has disclosed.
Abia Warriors posted the update on their website, revealing that the 18-year-old has put pen on paper for his first professional deal with the Umuahia warlords.
The news came as an excitement to followers of the club’s youth team, who have always tipped the youngster for greatness.
The youngster had commanded regular shirt for the Abia Warriors Team B in majority of the matches they played.
Speaking to the Abia Warriors website, Lambert admitted that things are going well for him this year, adding that he is in the league to learn, and make good use of every single opportunity given to him.
“It was a good and exciting experience with the club’s Team B and I promise to justify my promotion and signing of my first professional contract with Abia Warriors. I am prepared to give a healthy competition to other well experienced goalkeepers in the team, and also learn from them.
“My personal goal is to carve a niche for myself in the Nigeria Professional Football League and am most grateful to the club management for believing in my ability. I am more excited with the quality of goalkeepers in the team, and the coaches. These are people that can make the development of a young player faster.”
Reacting to the promotion of the young goalkeeper, the club’s Sporting Director, Patrick Ngwaogu, said Lambert showed during his time with the youth team that he is ripe for the big league and that’s the reason he is among the five youth players registered for the new season by the hierarchy of the club.
“Austin Njoku, a right full back, was also given a professional contract after he impressed with Abia Warriors Youth Team.
“Dennis Kingsley from Odion Ighalo Academy Lagos, Kabiru Mohammed (from Moses Simon Academy, Kaduna), and Mustapha Jibreen (from Mighty Jets) make up the youthful side for coach Imama Amapakabo’s new look Abia Warriors”
“In all, we signed a total of nine new players, exactly the same number of players we didn’t renew their contracts,” the Sporting Director said.

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