Former Akwa United Coach Rafael Everton has announced his decision to take up a new challenge three months after his contract at the Nigeria Professional League (NPFL) side was prematurely terminated.
The former Ifeanyi Ubah FC Gaffer was appointed to take over from Abdu Maikaba at the Uyo-based side with a mandate to lead the 2017 Aiteo Cup Champions to their first domestic league conquest.
After guiding the club to finish Group B leaders in the 2018/2019 Abridged NPFL season, a row between the Club’s management and the Brazilian is believed to have led to his suspension during the NPFL Super Six with just a game left against Enyimba.
The Promise Keepers eventually lost 3 – 1 without Everton on the sidelines, finishing fourth and unable to pick a continental ticket.
It became clearer that the 30-year old’s services were no longer needed when the team continued in their 2019 Aiteo Cup campaign without him. The Promise Keepers got eliminated howbeit.
Shortly after, Everton left for his home country promising never to return to Nigeria but has recently been linked to take charge of Nigeria National League (NNL) debutants Vandrezzer FC in Uyo.
The new club owned by an Oil business mogul, Joe Udofia will be playing their first NNL game on Sunday against Jossy United at the Ikot Ekpene Stadium.
Two days ago, the youngest FA Cup winning coach in Nigeria expressed gratitude to God for another open door” and couldn’t hide the fact that he will miss his family.
“Today I’m boarding for another challenge in my career. This moment is difficult time to stay away from the family. It is also a moment of gratitude to God for another open door.” Everton revealed in his post.