Ahead of the forthcoming new NNL 2020/2021 season, the proprietor of FC ONE Rockets, Outuekong Nse Essien, has named the technical crew and management team that will spearhead the affairs of the second division football club.
In a new-look technical department, Coach Emmanuel King retains his position as Head Coach and will be assisted by Coach Itoro Xavier Attat. Olatunji Baruwa has been appointed as Goalkeepers’ Trainer while Uwem Linus has been named Team Coordinator.
The management team has former Golden Eaglets World Cup-winning Coordinator, Suleiman Abubakar MON, as Sporting Director, Barrister Linus Ukpong as Secretary and Johnpaul Ukpong as Media Manager.
Essien, who is the Deputy Chief Whip of Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly (AKHA), has announced that his Eket-based outfit which recently acquired the NNL slot of Collins Edwin SC, will be run as a business venture.
“It is my dream that this club is going to be a gateway for many young players to actualize their dreams of playing football in Europe and I’m serious about this because we want to run this club as a business venture”, Essien, who is also the Chairman, Committee on Security, Youth and Sports at AKHA stated in a statement.
“Already I have several links with clubs in Europe and it is my desire that no player should stay at my club for more than two seasons before moving abroad to further their careers.” “This is my modest dream for FC One Rockets”, Essien further noted.
Akwa Ibom State football followers will have the opportunity of savouring NNL action from three teams – Ibom Youth FC, Vandrezzer FC and FC One Rockets – when the new season Kicks off.
Credit: David Akpan
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