Two Akwa United players, midfielder Michael Ibe and defender Gabriel Wassa have won the club’s player of the month Award for the months of March and April respectively.
The award which is sponsored by a foremost Airline in Nigeria DanaAir were presented to the two players with a cheque of two hundred thousand naira each on Sunday afternoon by the Airline’s Head of Media and Communications Mr. Kingsley Ezenwa
Michael Ibe was voted the Club’s best player for the month of March by some selected sports journalists in Akwa Ibom State and by his teammates after he put up superlative performances which saw him score a hat-trick in the CAF Confederation Cup match against Al-Hilal of Sudan which was the club’s first ever hat-trick in a continental match.
The midfielder who has been an integral part of Coach Abdu Maikaba’s team was presented with the award and a cheque of two hundred thousand naira shortly before kickoff of Matchday 24 game against Niger Tornadoes in which his team won 2-0
Ibe has scored seven goals in all competitions so far this season.
At half time, defender Gabriel Wassa who joined the Promise Keepers early this season was presented with the Award as the club’s best player for the month of April and he also received a cheque of two hundred thousand naira.
Motivated by the award, the flying left fullback got back to the field of play and score his first goal for Akwa United 30 seconds after the commencement of the second half.
The two players however dedicated their awards to fans, supporters of the team as well as their teammates.
DanaAir head of Media and Communications Mr. Kingsley Ezenwa said the Airline will continue to promote the domestic league while encouraging and rewarding outstanding players.
In his response, the Chairman of Akwa United Elder Paul Bassey expressed appreciation to DanaAir for their support and describe the Airline as faithful partners. Elder Bassey said the club has enjoyed unalloyed support from the airline especially in the area of traveling to away matches.
DanaAir is an official partner of Akwa United Football Club.