With 10 points from a possible 12 in their last four matches in the ongoing 2018/2019 Nigeria Professional Football League, Akwa United will be expecting to maintain their impressive run when they host FC IfeanyiUbah of Nnewi on Wednesday at the Godswill Akpabio international stadium in Uyo.
Fourth placed Promise Keepers have scored 9 goals in their last four matches and have never lost at home aginst their Matchday 10 visitors FC IfeanyiUbah who are top of twelve-team Group B log.
Both teams have met seven times in the past with the visitors having a slim advantage of three wins to Akwa United’s two while two of those encounters ended in stablemates. But Coach Rafael Everton’s team is more than determined to crush their opponents in Wednesday’s game as they continue their progress to the top of the log.
FC IfeanyiUbah have enjoyed a blistering start to the season with five wins, three draws and one defeat in their opening nine matches and they are top of Group B log with 18 points. Coach Uche Okagbue and goalkeeper Chinedu Anozie were voted Coach and player of the month of January by the organisers of the League Bloggers Award.
The Anambra Warriors will come up against an Akwa United team who are an unstoppable force especially at the Nest of champions; as proven by their ruthlessness in front of goal – 9 goals in their last three matches in Uyo.
The Promise Keepers will miss the services of youngster Etboy Akpan who is in the camp of the National U-23 team. But Coach Everton is not perturbed by the absence of the player and believes that he has capable replacement ahead of the game.
NPFL top striker Mfon Udoh (5 goals) and strike partner Ndifreke Effiong (4 goals), will be seeking to increase their goal tally when they filed out against Coach Everton’s former team on Wednesday and victory will take the Promise Keepers to 3rd position on the log and cut the leaders lead to within three points.