The new players are Akwa Starlet striker Edem Atang, former AC Milan youngster Harmony Ikande, goalkeeper Olorunleke Ojo, former Super Eagles invitee, Katsina United midfielder Chris Lolo and Gabriel Okechukwu.
The chairman of the club, Mr. Paul Bassey, who unveiled the new players in Uyo on Wednesday, said they were recruited to strengthen the team following the injury crisis in the Premier League side.
Bassey said, “We have done remarkably well by finishing in the fifth position in the first stanza of the league after we languished between 19th and 20th in the first five weeks of the league.
“We are hopeful of doing better in the second stanza of the league and the only way we can reward our supporters and financiers is by getting a continental ticket.
“We have one thing in mind, if we can’t finish first, we finish second, and if we can’t finish second, we finish first.”
Meanwhile, the coach of the team, Abdu Maikaba, has said they will go for the league title in the second half of the season.
The league resumes on Sunday with Akwa playing MFM in Lagos on Sunday.
Maikaba said, “Some setbacks like poor officiating affected our results in the first half but in this second half, we are not leaving anything to chance.
“The players we have signed will also help us to achieve that target of winning the title.
They joined us because they know that we are capable of making them league champions and they will have to contribute their own quotas to ensure that we get to the Promised Land.”