After their 3-0 thrashing of Gombe United on Matchday 29 of the Nigeria Professional Football League, NPFL at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium on Sunday, 3rd placed Akwa United will this Wednesday slug it out with neighbours, Abia Warriors at the Umuahia Township Stadium in one of Matchday 30 fixtures of the NPFL.
The Promise Keepers will welcome back forward Ubong Friday into the starting line up after the striker served his one match ban.
Akwa United will be aiming to do the double over 11th placed Abia Warriors who lost their weekend’s clash against El-Kanemi Warriors in Maiduguri by a lone goal. Akwa United held Abia Warriors to a draw last season in Umuahia and Coach Abdu Maikaba believes his team is capable of getting the maximum points on Wednesday.
“Our match with Abia Warriors is a key game for us considering our aspirations this season. We have a team that can get positive results against any team in this league irrespective of the venue. So we are going to Umuahia with the conviction that we have all what it takes to win”.
” We do not have any injury concerns and Ubong Friday is back, so we have well motivated players for this match. They know the importance of every match. That is why I am very positive that my players will deliver on Wednesday”.
Fans will be expecting goals from Musa Newman, Alhassan Ibrahim, Ubong Friday and Christian Pyagbara who have been the opposition goalkeepers’ nightmares in Akwa Utd’s recent outings.
A win for Coach Maikaba’s team will see them move up to 2nd on the log, as they continue their quest for a maiden NPFL title.