Abia Honours Obuh

Abia State will Monday confer a special title on Flying Eagles coach John Obuh for his remarkable achievements in the game.Obuh, 52, will be honoured by Abia State with the title of ‘Oke Orji’ in Umuahia.

“I’m most humbled by this accolade. This is a challenge, which will only make me to work a lot harder,” said Obuh, who is in the process of acquiring his DFB ‘A’ coaching license.The Flying Eagles coach, who as a striker in his playing days featured for several top clubs like Enyimba, Enugu Rangers, Abiola Babes, Julius Berger and Udoji United, led Nigeria to win last year’s African Youth Championship in South Africa.
He was also in charge when Nigeria reached the final of the FIFA U17 World Cup playing a brand of purposeful and entertaining football.
He is currently guiding the country through the qualifying tournament for the next year’s AYC in Algeria.
His team dumped Tanzania on 4-1 aggregate in the second round of the qualifiers and face their South African counterparts in the final round next month.
Three years ago, he guided Kwara United back to the Nigeria Premier League and has worked at various top clubs including Kano Pillars, Heartland, Enyimba and Wikki Tourists.

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