Hawks of Gambia to Arrive Uyo Feb 7 for Akwa Utd



Akwa United opponents in the CAF Confederation Cup, Hawks FC of The Gambia will hit Uyo on Wednesday, February 7 for their February 11 match billed for the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium.

A letter signed by the Secretary General of the Club Mr Sadibou Kamaso informed their host that whereas an advance delegation will arrive Nigeria two days earlier, the main delegation comprising 18 players and nine officials will hit Lagos later onboard A-Sky Airlines by15.05 pm.

Akwa United is to be responsible for the transit accommodation of the visiting team in Lagos and the airlifting to and from Uyo as stated by CAF rule on destinations beyond 200 kilometres from Lagos and Abuja.
The return leg is fixed for Banjul on Wednesday, February 21

Meanwhile, Akwa United FC players and officials are satisfied with the one-all away draw recorded at FC Ifeanyiubah in a Match-day 6 NPFL fixture in Nnewi on Wednesday.

‘The Promise Keepers’ made the game look easy and simple with their crisp passes and deft touches to the admiration of even their opposing supporters.

And they left no one in doubt when they went in front 12 minutes after kick-off courtesy of Cyril Olisema, who burst from the left to fire home a deflected effort.

The home side drew level two minutes into the second period through captain fantastic Patrick Ikokwu.

A delighted Chairman of Akwa United, Paul Bassey, told Scorenigeria.com.ng the draw was a fair result for the two sides.
“We should have won. They could have won also. So, I must say it was a fair result,” he remarked.

The result ensured the Federation Cup holders maintained their top spot on the NPFL standings. They also extended their unbeaten run to four games.