Akwa United Signs Five New Players, As Coach Targets Title Ahead Of New Season

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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.

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“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.

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“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.”

 

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