New Abia Warriors midfielder Nzube Anaezemba says he joined the Umuahia-based Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) side with the ultimate aim of helping them claim the league title.
The former Kano Pillars and Rivers United player, on Wednesday, sealed a move to Abia Warriors from Lobi Stars, putting pen to paper on a two-year contract.
The 27-year-old ex-Sunshine Stars player joins goalkeepers Ojo Olorunleke and Martins Edafe at Abia Warriors, who continue to bolster their squad following the arrival former Super Eagles assistant coach Imama Amapakabo.
Abia Warriors are yet to win any silverware since gaining promotion to the topflight in 2014, and Anaezemba, who won the NPFL and 2 AITEO Cup titles with Enyimba and another AITEO Cup with Pillars, says his mission is to ensure the Umuahia club charts a new course that involves trophies and continental football.
“I know I have played in bigger clubs; the likes of Enyimba, Kano Pillars, Rivers United and Lobi Stars, but I am here in Abia Warriors now. I signed for them,” he told www.busybuddiesng.com in an exclusive interview.
“The major reason why I signed for Abia Warriors is that for some years now, Abia Warriors have not been in the continent, they’ve not won the league, they’ve not won the FA Cup (AITEO Cup), so, all I thought is that coming here, we should get something as good as winning the league and maybe putting them in the continent.
“I believe that’s the major thing and that is the reason why I joined Abia Warriors.”
Anaezemba is also optimistic that reuniting with Amapakabo after working together with the coach at Enyimba, will bring ‘great achievement’ for Abia Warriors.
“We’ve worked together then in Enyimba, he was my coach,” he recalled. “So, right now I came here to meet him again, and I believe working under him will be a great achievement for the club.
“He is an experienced coach. He is a former Super Eagles coach. He’s got a lot of experience. So, I believe working under him and all of us being together again here will bring a lot of achievement to Abia Warriors.”
The experienced midfielder was also a part of the Kano Pillars team that beat Niger Tornadoes to claim the club’s first-ever AITEO Cup title last year.