Rafael Everton (right) waiting for Abia Warriors pay off

Nigeria Professional Football League side Abia Warriors are understood to be sourcing for funds to compensate their former Brazilian coach, Rafael Everton, for him to return home, Scorenigeria.com.ng understands.

Everton’s delayed return after he was granted Christmas break to see his family in his native country cost him his managerial post at the Nigerian top league club.

Winners of the Nigeria Cup, the Federation Cup with in 2016 with FC Ifeanyiubah, Everton stepped down from his role soon after only to team up with Abia Warrior last year.

Scorenigeria.com.ng scooped that Everton’s travails started with his inability to return to his duty post on January 2, as earlier agreed after his Christmas break forcing the club to engage Emmanuel Deutsch, a Cameroonian, to take charge of the club ahead the 2017/2018 NPFL season which got underway on January 14.

After returning on January 10, Everton was asked to join the youth team of Abia Warriors, a decision he vehemently opposed and instead turned in his resignation letter.

Findings reveal the management of the club is sourcing for funds to offset his unpaid entitlements as well as his travel expenses back to his Samba country.

“Everton is still here in Umuahia. He is at the hotel waiting for the management to source for funds to settle his entitlements so he could go back home”, an official of the club told Scorenigeria.com.ng


By Sab Osuji


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