We’re Retooling Akwa Utd To Defend NPFL Trophy – Boboye

We’re Retooling Akwa Utd To Defend NPFL Trophy – Boboye


As the Nigeria Professional Football League, NPFL weekly fixtures continue,  the Head coach of Akwa United Football Club of Uyo, Akwa Ibom state, Mr.

Kennedy Boboye, has expressed confidence of defending the league trophy they won in the 2020\21 season and set the team into another round of continental mission.

Speaking in an interview at the sideline of Saturday’s training session ahead of the Sunday’s encounter with the visiting Sunshine Stars of Akure, Ondo state at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium, Boboye, assured that “my boys are okay; we are ready”.

He explained that with no injury worries,  his team was intact and ready to face any team, with the hope of overcoming the challenge of the Sunshine Stars and the upcoming crucial encounter with close neighbours, Enyimba  FC of Aba, Abia state billed for Wednesday.

“We are okay; we are ready”, he enthused, adding that with the beginning of the new season, he has been trying to get his act right in blending the old and the new players together towards excellent delivery of results.

Akwa United, he noted, has kick-started the new season well with only two losses out of the seven games played so far, recalling that since he arrived to take charge, relegation worries that used to plague the team have become a thing of the past.

He noted that the players have demonstrated good team spirit and total commitment so far in the task of ensuring the Uyo –based club sustained its winning streaks that fetched them the highest NPFL honours last season.

“This is the team that has been battling relegation, loosing lot of games at the beginning of the season like this, but now, it is no longer the case since we took over”, he said.

According to the Rivers’ born tactician, team is still being re-jigged  and organized for effective challenge, working with different players with different mentality and approach to the games.

“We are working with different players”, he stressed, and hoped that the right template would be attained in order to surpass the feats recorded last year, especially given the commitment of his boys.  

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