As clubs in the Nigeria Professional Football League intensify preparations for the new football season, Umuahia Township Stadium will be the battle ground on Saturday November 12, 2022 as Abia Warriors and Akwa United will once again go head-to-head in a Grade-A pre-season friendly.
On October 21 at the training pitch of the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium, Nest of Champions in Uyo, 2021 NPFL champions Akwa United recorded a 2-1 win over Abia Warriors with goals from Pascal Onunze and James Arong securing the victory.
The test game will afford Akwa United coaching crew the ample opportunity to further assess the performance and fitness level of their players as well as to blend the team ahead of the next football season.
The Promise Keepers will travel with a team of twenty-two players and some key officials for the game that is slated to kickoff at 4pm.
Coach Ayodeji Ayeni’s team have played five pre-season games recording three wins (2-1 over Katsina United, 2-0 vs Enugu Rangers and 2-1 against Abia Warriors) losing two of those matches (2-1 vs Enyimba in Aba and 1-0 against Rivers United in Port Harcourt).