Pastor Emeka Inyama after serving meritoriously in Abia Warriors as the Chairman, on Friday bowed out after 16 years.
It was an emotional event as players, staff and supporters club members held a valedictory ceremony for him at the Club Secretariat. Pastor Emeka Inyama was the longest serving chairman of the Premier clubside.
The praises, adulations and encouraging words from the Board, Management and Staff brought out tears as many broke down.
All the Staff who spoke during a Valedictory meeting praised Pastor Inyama for his administrative acumen which ensured that the club moved from the Nigeria National league to the Premier League for the past 10 seasons following it’s promotion.
Club Sporting Director, Elder Godson Eluwa, Accountant, Chidiebere Nwaogwugwu, Media Man,Igwe Onuoha , Secretary Abia State FA and the Secretary Nnenna Wokukwu amongst other’s praised the chairman for leaving a lasting legacy as he bows out and pleaded he keeps his doors open at all times since his experience and vast knowledge will still be required to steady the ship of Abia Warriors even in his absence.
Responding, Pastor Emeka Inyama thanked his fellow board members, management, staff and players and the technical crew for their support all the years he held sway adding that after serving for 16 years in his capacity, it was time for him to leave the stage
He apologised to those he may have offended unknowingly in the course of carrying out his duties and pleaded for forgiveness.
Pastor Emeka Inyama commended the Abia State government for the opportunity to serve and urged the Staffs to extend same support they gave him to whosoever will step into his shoes.
The Occasion featured prayers for Abia Warriors, the Chairman and Abia State in general.