Former Golden Eaglets forward, Stanley Okoro, has explained that he joined Abia Warriors of Umuahia in order to help the club to win the Nigeria Professional Football League title for the first time or at least pick a continental ticket at the end of the season.
The left-footed player, nicknamed 'Little Messi', returned to Nigeria earlier this year after cancelling his contract with Spanish side, Almeria.
He said teams like Rivers United of Port Harcourt, Heartland of Owerri and Akwa United of Uyo had approached him for his signature on his return but he decided to join Abia Warriors because of the caliber of players and coaches he saw in Umuahia.
“Abia Warriors is a team that is very serious and ambitious and has good organization as well as a focused management, so I have come here to contribute my quota and help the team win the league or at least grab a continental ticket at the end of the season,” Okoro said in an Abia Warriors release made available to Completesportsnigeria.com.
Okoro, who played for BJ Foundation of Benin, Bendel Insurance and Heartland of Owerri and starred at the 2009 FIFA U-17 World Cup in Nigeria, said he has been at home in Umuahia and expressed happiness that he was selected for the Abia Warriors’ famous 2-1 away victory over Akwa United in Uyo which catapulted the
team to the thrd position on the log with a match in hand.
“I was the happiest person on earth last Wednesday when we won in Uyo and I will continue to do my best in subsequent matches if selected.
“We have a very good coach who treats all the players like his own brothers and a crop of good players and we will continue to work hard
until we achieve our aim at the end of the season," 'Little Messi' added.