All registered Akwa United players for the 2022/23 Nigeria Professional Football League season have been certified medically fit to play when the new campaign kicks off.
The players underwent routine medical examination in Uyo and they have all been confirmed to be in sound health condition.
According to the team’s head of medical department Doctor Obot Jackson, an Electrocardiogram (ECG) test was carried out on all the players to detect the electrical signals produced by the heart each time it beats.
“The test was carried out in line with league’s guidelines and we are delighted to announce that all the players are in sound health and are fit to compete at any level of football in Nigeria.
“The test is important to individual players and the club, so we had to confirm that they are all in good condition to play.
” If during the examination we observed any issue about a particular player, it’s our place to offer professional advise but we are excited that they all came out clean”.
The 2021 NPFL champions have stepped up their pre-season preparations and over the weekend they recorded a 2-1 victory over Katsina United in a friendly played to officially commission the new 18,000 sitting capacity stadium in Eket.
The Promise Keepers are currently training in Uyo ahead of the commencement of the new season.