Akwa United FC have unveiled Brazilian, Rafael Everton, former coach of FC Ifeanyiuba of Nnewi, as the new coach of the club.
Everton, who signed a year’s contract and whose last job was with Abia Warriors FC of Umuahia replaces Abdul Maikaba.
The Club chairman and Senior Special Assistant to Gov. Udom Emmanuel on Sports, Mr Paul Bassey told newsmen at the unveiling ceremony in Uyo on Monday that Everton fitted into the plans and vision of the club.
Bassey said that other coaches were also interviewed for the job but the club needed a coach who would not be distracted by national team duty.
On his part, Everton promised to continue with the Brazilian brand of football he inherited at the club, adding that he would fully utilise the present crop of players in the club before deciding on whether there would be new additions.
He solicited the support and cooperation of all stakeholders, especially the fans in attaining the dreams of the owners of the club.
Akwa United FC finished second in the 2017/2018 NPFL season which was concluded prematurely.