Delta Force F.C.

Delta Force Football Club is a football team based in Asaba, Delta State, Nigeria. They play at Jay Jay Okocha Stadium.

Delta Force
Nickname(s)Delta Ambassadors
Founded2001
GroundJay Jay Okocha Stadium
Ogwashi-Uku, Nigeria
Capacity8,000
OwnerDelta State Government, Nigeria
ChairmanEtu Moses[1]
ManagerEmmanuel Deutsch
LeagueNigeria Professional Football League

History

The State bought over an amateur slot in 2003 and gained promotion to the then Second Division within a season.. They ended their 2009 season in fifth place of the Nigeria National League after challenging for promotion the whole season.[2] They were disbanded by the Delta State government for lack of funds after the 2009 season but eventually reinstated to their slot in the league.[3] They were similarly disbanded in 2008 after players protested lack of funds, but the state agreed to bring them back for the 2008-09 season.[4]

They were resurrected again in 2015 and played in the Nigeria National League. In March 2019 they bought the slot of Kada City F.C. and took over Kada's schedule in the NPFL eleven games into the season. Kada City took over Delta's spot in the NNL. [5]

Current squad

As of 31 March 2019

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 GK Chigozie Agbim
2 Bala Zaka
3 Emmanuel Ampiah
4 MF Richard Yamoah
5 Jean Parfait Ledoux
6 Pascal Eze
7 Iwuala Anayo
8 Phillip Ozor
9 Fred Okwara
No. Position Player
10 FW Michael Okoyoh
12 Emmanuel Nnamani
13 Christian Ekong
17 Sylvester Bell
18 GK Victor Sochima
24 Uzoma Eziukwu
29 Kingsley Chinedu Ezeali
30 Success Esajobor
32 Okechukwu Nwadike

Former players

References

  1. Delta Force dreams Double
  2. Animam, Richard (31 July 2009). "Delta FC players earn one month salary in a season". Vanguard. Archived from the original on 25 February 2010. Retrieved 10 January 2016.
  3. Okocha, Emma (13 August 2009). "Delta Force FC …an Open Letter to Governor Uduaghan". Vanguard. Archived from the original on 14 June 2011. Retrieved 10 January 2016.
  4. Jideaka, Richard (19 October 2008). "Govt abandons Delta Force". The Sun. Archived from the original on 6 February 2010. Retrieved 10 January 2016.
  5. Delta Force bought the Slot of Kada City FC eleven games into the Season
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