Brazilian gaffer, Rafael Everton, arrived Uyo on Friday, November 22 to assume duties as new Technical Adviser of Nigeria National League (NNL) club Vandrezzer FC, Completesports.com reports.
Everton was handed a one year contract by the second-tier Nigeria league side and would be unveiled on Sunday, November 24.
Vandrezzer acquired the NNL slot of Gidado FC, Ilorin and is owned by Joe Udofia.
Fatai Olayinka is the General Manager of the club.
They are billed to file out against Jossy FC, Owerri, in the opening match of the 2019/2020 NNL but the fixture has been put on hold over logistic reasons.
“When the owner of the club spoke about the prospect of managing the team, I saw a man passionate about the game, a man bringing something new to the system and above all, coming from the private sector, so I decided to say, okay, let’s do it together,” Olayinka told Completesports.com.
“My decision is predicated on my desire to encourage him and also encourage others from the private sector to put their money in the game,” Olayinka added.
Olayinka arrives Vandrezzer with huge managerial experience, having had spells at defunct Eagle Cement FC,/Dolphins of Port Harcourt, Jasper United and Crown FC, Ogbomoso.
On leaving Crown in 2014, Olayinka set up a football academy in Ijebu Ode.
Completesports.com recalls that Everton had previously managed top Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL), sides, including FC Ifeanyi Ubah with whom he won the domestic cup in 2016, Akwa United and Abia Warriors.