Akwa hopeful of victory in Gambia

Posted on Feb 21 2018 - 12:38pm by admin

Etim Ekpimah, Uyo

The coach of the Akwa United,  Abdu Maikaba, has said his team will beat Gambian club  Hawks  in the  second leg  of their  CAF Confederation Cup preliminary round  match at the Independence Stadium, Bakau in  Banjul  on Wednesday.

Akwa United lost the first leg 2-1  at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium  in Uyo.

Maikaba  told reporters in Uyo on Monday that  the Promise Keepers were  not under pressure ahead  of  today’s  match in Gambia.

He said, “I have been in football for many years and  I have worked with different sets of players under different management. But there is something special about Akwa United. Everyone is fully committed and dedicated towards the success of the team at all times.

“We  were  surprised by  the result in Uyo, but, we know that no two matches are the same. The game will be decided after the second leg on Wednesday, so the tie is still alive and we have 90 minutes to decide our fate.

“We all know the importance of this match, we have been well motivated and the fans  have given us their support and they are also expecting something from us, so we have to reciprocate by redeeming ourselves and giving them what they deserve.”

Always United must win the encounter convincingly  to stand a chance of making it to the next round.

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