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Akwa United admonish players, coaches to end winless run



The coaching staff and players at Nigerian Premier Football League team Akwa United have been given a copy of the riot.

This season so far, the Promise Keepers have only earned two out of a potential twelve points.

In their home game on Sunday, they were held by Shooting Stars to a goalless draw.

The technical staff and the players were warned by the management to “quickly remedy the situation at hand” in a meeting with the team this week.

“We are a club rich in tradition and endowed with winning mentality. We don’t participate in the league for participation sake. We compete to win laurels and qualify for the continent and our record in the past five seasons can attest to that,” stated chairman of the club, Paul Bassey.

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“We the management of Akwa United Football Club are worried about the present position of our club after playing four matches without a win. Our recent results are simply not acceptable. Our fans and supporters deserve the best from us for all their support and encouragement and we have to improve our performance to ensure we have positive results in our subsequent matches.

“As the management of this club, we have made our players welfare package a top priority, we are not owing any staff of this club because salaries and bonuses are paid as at when due. As a club, we don’t lack anything because the government of Pastor Umo Eno has provided us with all the necessary support we need.

“Our players don’t have any reason not to perform well, they must stand up and be counted, they have to be more committed, dedicated, disciplined, and focused while representing this club. Our players and coaches must always be at their best so they can give us the results we need to achieve our target at the end of the season, which is to win the league again, just as we did in 2021”.

With two points from four matches, Akwa United are at the lower end of the table. They face Bendel Insurance in Benin this weekend.

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