Following Akwa United’s 3-2 home win over neighbors Dakkada Football Club on Match-day 14 in Uyo, stand-in coach of of the club Ali Jolomi says he is pleased with the level of improvement in his team but added that a lot still need to be done.
Dakkada striker Femi Ajayi opened scoring for his side in the 17th minute before Samuel Amadi levelled the scores for the reigning Champions from the spot in the 29th minute as both sides ended the first half on level terms.
On resumption of play, speedster Wisdom Fernando put the Promise Keepers ahead when he fired home Ubong Essien’s cut back pass in the 54th minute. Substitute Ezekiel Bassey added the third in the 74th minute before Edidong Ezekiel reduced the deficit ten minutes from time as Akwa United sealed their sixth win of the campaign.
In a post match interview coach Ali Jolomi expressed delight over his team’s performance and revealed that the team is still work in progress.
“Our victory against Dakkada is a clear sign that we are gradually improving game after game. We didn’t just play to the gallery but we played to win and I’m happy that we won.
“We have recorded back-to-back victories for the first time this season but the truth is that we are not there yet, because we still have a great deal of work to do to ensure we have a formidable team.
“Some players have been given opportunity to contribute to the team and I’m particularly happy that those who have been given the chance to play didn’t disappoint. We will continue to build on the success we have recorded so far” said Coach Jolomi.
The 3-2 victory over Dakkada was Akwa United’s first win in four previous home games and their third win over their neighbors in five meeting in the NPFL as they maintain their dominance over Dakkada FC.
With the win the reigning Champions have moved up to 5th on the log with 23 points from 14 games comprising six victories, five draws and three loses.
Akwa United will next travel to Jos for a date with Plateau United on Sunday 27th February, 2022.