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Akwa Utd emerges winner of Professional Football League

The Akwa Utd Football Club of Uyo, Akwa Ibom State on Sunday lifted the 2020/2021 Nigeria Professional Football League trophy.

Akwa Utd won Mountain of Fire Ministry FC by five goals to two in the week 37 match played at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium.

Speaking at the post match briefing, Akwa Utd FC Coach, Kennedy Boboye, attributed the victory to players determination and the grace of God upon the team.

Boboye said his players played according to instructions and put in their best to ensure the victory.

“First, I give this victory to God, second to the player’s determination. They were there for me. All the players, including the ones that have traveled out. Kudos to everybody.

“I give thanks to God, I feel good and it is the joy of every coach. That is what every coach wants at the end of the season. That you try as much as you can to win the trophy.

“It has not been an easy one, but I have to give kudos to the players, the management team and the Akwa Ibom Government. Everybody’s hands were on deck for us to have won this year’s league. I say thanks to them all,” Boboye said.

Boboye promised that Akwa Utd FC would work hard in the continental tournament as champions.

He thanked the fans, media and all Akwa Ibom people for their show of love and support to the team.

Mfon Udoh, one of Akwa Utd FC goal scorers, thanked God for giving the team victory.

Udoh appreciated his team mates and coach for giving him the opportunity to play the league.

“Today, am proud of this victory. I am very happy for everything that has happened. I appreciate my team mates and the coach for giving me the opportunity to play the league. So, success all the way,” he said.

Meanwhile, the Nigeria Union of Journalists, Akwa Ibom Council in a press statement described the victory as historic.

The statement which was signed by the Council Chairman, Comrade Amos Etuk and the Secretary, Comrade Dominic Akpan, said the victory was pleasing and inspiring.

The Union congratulated the team and described the success as sweet fruit of the club’s determination and hard work.

“We congratulate Gov. Udom Emmanuel for his untiring support to Akwa United, the Commissioner for Youth and Sports, Mr Monday Uko; Chairman of the club and renowned sports Journalist, Paul Bassey, players and officials for their inputs in realising the dream of winning a league title.

“We urge the club to reach for the stars in the CAF Champions League campaign, which begins in September and push to retain the League Cup next season, because these are the hallmarks of champions, ” the statement stressed.

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