Akwa United Football club Captain, Otobong Effiong has charged his teammates to be ready to fight for all three the points at stake when they engage Sunshine Stars of Akure at the Dipo Dina Stadium in Ijebu-Ode on Sunday.

The Matchday 33 showdown will see 3rd placed Akwa United battle 12th placed Sunshine Stars. A win for the Promise Keepers will ensure they maintain their third position on the log.

Speaking with the club Media Officer ahead of the match, Effiong praised his teammates for their dedication and tenacity so far this season and encouraged them to be more focused in their remaining six matches starting with the crucial game against Sunshine Stars this Sunday.

” We have had a good season so far, that is why we are 3rd on the table at this stage of the season. We still have six matches before the end of the season and if we win all the six remaining matches, then the NPFL title could be ours”.

“We are determined to give our best in the remaining matches beginning with this weekend’s game against Sunshine Stars. The team cannot afford to lose focus especially now that the race for the NPFL title is becoming interesting”.

” We have won away from home this season and we want to do that again this Sunday in Ijebu-Ode. We have a great team and wonderful Coach and our fans are always behind us, and that has given us the believe that we can beat any team in the league. Our major concern is to end this season on a high, possibly with the league title” the Captain explained.

Meanwhile, Coach Abdu Maikaba will welcome back four of his players from the CHAN Eagles camp into the team as the Promise Keepers face Sunshine Stars.

Vice-Captain Ariwachukwu Emmanuel, Alhassan Ibrahim, Aremu Afeez and Ifeanyi Ifeanyi joined up with the rest of the squad in Ijebu-Ode on Saturday afternoon.

The Promise Keepers defeated Sunshine Stars 3-1 in their first leg in Uyo and will be aiming to do the double over the Akure based side.
Akwa United are on 51 points from 32 matches.

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