Players of Akwa United Football Club have been told to redouble their efforts and justify the investment on them by the Akwa Ibom State Government.

“Governor Udom Emmanuel’s administration has invested so much in sports, especially in Akwa United and we cannot afford not to pay back”.

Chairman of the club Elder Paul Bassey gave the charge on Monday while addressing the players after their 1-1 draw against Wikki Tourists in Uyo. Elder Bassey told the players that the result was unacceptable.

“With this result, you have disappointed the good people of Akwa Ibom State and thousands of your followers worldwide. It is a match you could have wrapped up inside the first 15 minutes, yet you allowed Wikki Tourists to force you to a draw”.

It was a solemn atmosphere in the Promise Keepers’ dressing room as the club boss charged the players and technical crew to prove their worth and up their game.

“I urge you all to be up and doing. You don’t belong to where you are currently on the log. You need to get out from there and you have to do that fast” Elder Bassey ordered.

The club boss noted that the team is blessed with quality players and sound technical crew and called on them to remain steadfast and focused so as to pay back with good results.

Captain of the team Otobong Effiong apologised to government, fans and supporters of the club through the Chairman Elder Paul Bassey and promised a much better outing in subsequent matches.

Effiong appealed to fans and supporters for continued support and assured the management that the team will achieve her target at the end of the season.

Akwa United are 12th on the NPFL log with six points from five games and will next square up against Heartland FC in Owerri this weekend.

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