From Eyo Charles, Calabar
Former skipper of Cross River State owned UNICEM Rovers Football Club, Phillips Amissah has been appointed as coach of the resuscitated AMEN BOYZ FC.
The Ghanaian football star played in the club in the 1980s for upward of over 20 years before returning to play in his national team.
Similarly, Coach Edwin Okon, the former national team coach of Nigeria’s female football team, the Falconets, has also been appointed as co-ordinator of the wave-making team.
The team played a friendly match with Rovers FC in honour of former chairman of the club, His Holiness Olumba Olumba Obu whose 18th coronation anniversary is being celebrated by his teeming faithful this weekend.
The match was played on Friday 12 April 2019 at the UJ Esuene Stadium Calabar where both teams displayed high technical football skills.
Amen Boyz is made up of mostly talented young players with a number of foreign players from Cameroon and Ghana.
Amissah said this is not his first time with the team which was formed in 1999 to play grassroots football, and that the founder and sponsor of the club, Olumba Obu brought him from Ghana to bring life into the team.
He disclosed that they will soon begin to play in the Nigerian local league and that the match with Rovers was very important to them.
Edwin Okon who helped to drill the team during their training sessions in order to make them adaptable to modern techniques was in Calabar to motivate and give the team needed technical backup.
According to Okon the AMEN BOYZ FC will make impact in the local league.