June 9, 2024

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Football: Enyimba, Akwa Utd clash in pre-season friendly

Ahead of the 2023/24 football season, Akwa United are taking on Enyimba, the reigning Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) champions, in a friendly encounter this afternoon in the Uyo Township Stadium.

The match is put together to prepare the two teams for the 2023–24 NPFL season, the Uyo side’s handlers say.

Enyimba will participate in the CAF Champions League qualifiers against Libyan side Al Ahli in Benghazi later this month.

Akwa United’s newly-appointed head coach, Fatai Osho, says the encounter would serve to assess the readiness of his newly-recruited players for the upcoming season.

The “Promise Keepers,” as the Uyo lads are known, had a disappointing outing last season.