Rafael Everton; A Coach With Distinction

Rafael Everton; A Coach With Distinction


Dec 12, 2016
By Olayinka Olawole

Former coach of FC Ifeanyi Ubah, Rafael Everton has insisted that he has no regret leaving Federation Cup champions at the end of last season.

Everton left the Nnewi based club after winning the club’s first major trophy in November. The Brazilian tactician exclusively told SR Sports from his base in Brazil, that he had a great time at the club and hope to one day come back to work in Nigeria, as he has fallen in love with Nigerian Football.

“I had a great time at FC Ifeanyi Ubah and it’s been a great club. At the time I left Brazil to come work in Nigeria, I thought I was going to have a very difficult time, but I was lucky enough because everyone at the club gave me the chance to succeed and to be the best I could at the club”

“We had one or two ups and down during my time at the club, but overall we had a pretty good time by winning the Federation Cup at the end of the season.

“It was indeed a great honour to win the first major title for a big club like FC Ifeanyi Ubah, but more painful, because of the way I left. I really wished to carry on but the atmosphere wasn’t conducive for me to continue.

“I still receive lots of phone calls from the players and fans, asking me to come back and I do appreciate that a lot. It shows how much love they have for me. One day, I hope to return to coach in Nigeria, even though I have had offers from so many places, but am waiting on for God’s direction,” Everton concluded.