Akwa United Targets Aiteo Cup Victory Over Yobe FC
Akwa United’s quest of winning the 2017 Aiteo Cup competition continues on Wednesday as they look set to battle giant killers Yobe Desert Stars of Damaturu in the Round of 32 of the oldest football competition in the country.
Akwa United defeated Halfa FC of Jigawa 3-1 in the Round of 64 while Yobe Desert Stars knocked out former NPFL champions Kano Pillars on penalties to advance to the Round of 32.
The Promise Keepers won the Competition in 2015 and will be full of confidence taking on the Nigeria National League side at the Nest of Champions as they continue their push for continental football next season.
Coach Abdu Maikaba has charged his team not to underestimate the lower division club but to focus on qualifying to the next round.
Victory for Akwa United will see them go head to head with Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) team, Shooting Stars Sports Club (3SC) of Ibadan at the Nest of Champions in the Round of 16 of the Aiteo Cup
The match will kickoff at 4 O’clock at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium after another Round of 32 clash between Akwa Starlets and Doma FC scheduled for 2pm.
The winner of the 2017 Aiteo Cup competition will represent the country at the CAF Confederation Cup later in the year.