We can confirm to you that the coach of Vandrezzer FC Raphael Everton along-side his assistant Jose Israel has arrived Nigeria ahead of the commencement of 2020/2021 football season. You would recall that barely two weeks ago the Brazilian tactician renewed his contract with Vandrezzer FC for an additional one year.
The arrival of coach Everton is not surprising as the club has made known their preparedness weeks ago by publishing its COVID -19 protocol to restart the game.
Everton was sighted not this time with Alberico Da-silva but in the company of another foreign player at the arrival lounge of Uyo international airport. The coach had earlier hinted that “This season, we would make several changes to our squad. we would release some players while we make new signings to strengthen the team this season. Last season, we were well on our way to achieving promotion as we were placed 4th on the table despite having two matches yet to be played before the 2019/2020 season was unceremoniously truncated.
This statement from the coach confirms the speculation that a number of players from the club will not have their contract renewed for the new season. We hope that the new chap found with Everton is not a replacement for Alberico da silva but an addition to strength the teams formation.
An insider from the club disclosed to us that the club is making frantic effort to procure a slot in the NPFL and these planned players replacement is geared towards having a formidable team that can withstand the demand of NPFL games. We were also reliably informed that some foreign based technical expert like sport scientist, sport nutritionist will join the club ahead of the commencement of the new season to manage the Elite Players performance plan (EPPP) being implemented by the club costing the club huge financial investment.
Our source also confirmed that the club has approached a number of highly placed football technocrats to manage its academy billed to commence soon. Among the tactician-manager penciled down for the role is ex-Nigeria international operating in Germany; Andrew Uwe who as at this time has progress much more in discussion with the club than the other candidates.
While the club looks outside the shores of this country to discover talents and manpower, they should not lose sight of the abundant talents within Nigeria and the African soil. Lets wait to see the new squad from this promising club.