Ocean Boys F.C.
|Full name||Ocean Boys Football Club|
|Ground||Yenagoa Township Stadium|
|League||Nigeria National League|
Ocean Boys F.C. was founded in 2002 by Sylva Nathaniel Ngo, the chairman of Brass Local Government. Sylva formed the team to help curb the restiveness among youths in the Niger Delta and "keep the youths away from vices by channelling their energies into worthy endeavours." They were promoted to the top division in Nigerian football, the Nigerian Premier League within three years and were the 2006 league champions in their first season. They won the 2008 FA Cup, the third straight title for the Niger Delta.
In December 2010 the team was left in shock by the death of defender Emmanuel Ogoli, who collapsed during a game, and a horrendous car crash in which defender Okechukwu Akabogu and third choice keeper Austino Egbe sustained severe injuries. They were disqualified from the Premier League and relegated in 2012 for not fulfilling their fixtures. All games involving them were thrown out and the league table recalculated. They were admitted after debate into the National League and changed their name to Divine Warriors F.C. However, after nine games (and just two wins) manager Ada Gwegwe resigned, and due to finances the team sold their slot in the league to Fountain F.C. before going on hiatus.
Performance in CAF competitions
- CAF Champions League: 1 appearance
- 2007 - Preliminary Round
- CAF Confederation Cup: 1 appearance
- 2009 - First Round
- "BNW News Blog: Biafra Nigeria World News Index and Digest: Ocean Boys Swim To Glory". news.biafranigeriaworld.com.
- "Ocean Boys set to arrest former players". Archived from the original on January 13, 2010.
- "Stephen Worgu: The Road Less Travelled".
- Ocean Boys relocate Benin
- More woes for Ocean Boys - Supersport Archived 2016-03-03 at the Wayback Machine
- "Ocean Boys escape death in Enugu". Archived from the original on February 5, 2010.