The Leadership and entire members of the Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN) Akwa Ibom State Chapter congratulates the Players and Management of Akwa United FC for writing their names and indeed that of the Akwa Ibom people in the Golden history of our sporting time by winning the 2017 Aiteo Cup.
The season though froth with challenges has finally been crowned by God with success and for this we are grateful first to the Almighty, and to everyone who worked tirelessly to achieve this glorious feat.
It would be incomplete not to appreciate the Governor of Akwa Ibom State, His Excellency Udom Emmanuel, his able Commissioner of Youth and sports; Sir Monday Ebong Uko, and the indefatigable Chairman of the Club and Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Sports ; Etubom Paul Bassey and most importantly the fans who stood by the team through thick and thin.
Now that we have our hands on the trophy, the continent beckons and a challenge to us all to rise to the faith of our greatness beyond the shores of this country, truly; impossible is nothing.
The right time to look ahead and prepare for the future is now, armed with the lessons learnt in the just concluded season as a catapult to propel Akwa United and the State at large to greater success. Let us all work together in making our dreams of greatness, a reality.
Looking forward, the need for an artificial turf cannot be over emphasised at this point for options sake as different turfs maybe offered on the continent, the Uyo Township Stadium is an option.
With Prayers and Unity, the sky is our starting point. Congratulations