Ex-Spartans player Explains Passion For Grassroot Players
A grassroot football coach and former player of Spartans FC of Owerri in Imo State, Coach Eugene Aham says his passion to train youths from the grassroot to stardom has motivated him to take to coaching after his glorious moments in Spartans FC.
Coach Aham who made this known in a chat with The Vortex sports correspondent in Port Harcourt said since he left active football, he had gone into training of both male and female footballers in the country.
The Coach expressed joy that most of the players he trained are in great clubs nationally and internationally, stressing that he is delighted by their performances in their various club-sides.
He noted that his aim had been to train the youths to higher level in football carrier, because they need encouragement to excel in their chosen profession, but expressed dismay that there had been no assistance to ginger him.
He disclosed that in 2012, his team, Afrigue Bombers won a local debut against Orlando FC in Port Harcourt and also won the second edition against London FC, adding that 12 of his players namely Augustine obije from Delta State, Maximum Amefule of Imo, Andrew Ofemie of Delta, Muri Agbaji of Lagos state, Ikechukwu Nwaigwe of Imo amongst others are playing in European Leaques.
The Coach also noted that in the China Female World Cup, some of his players like Lucy Black (goalkeeper), Rachael from Delta State amongst others represented Nigeria at the tournament.
Coach Aham, who started his coaching carrier in 1979 in Lagos with FSB Bank FC, also coached Afrigue Bombers of Lagos, Omo Osage female team of Lagos and later with United All Stars of Port Harcourt. He is currently coaching Afrigue Bombers of Port Harcourt.