Ndifreke Effiong claims it is the spirit within the dressing room that has led to Akwa United’s impressive form in the 2018/19 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) season.
The Promise Keepers have won three of their last three games in the Group B of the top flight season.
“The commitment, hard work and unity shown have been key for us and the dressing room has always been united.
“We have worked every day to improve and we must carry on doing that. The players are the first people to want everything to go well but we didn’t get off to a good start.
“The team’s position was not what we wanted so we met and talked things over. We’ll be trying hard to continue the positive momentum,” he told Footballlive.ng shortly after netting a brace against Kada City on Monday afternoon.
The former Abia Warriors utility man says the 4-0 win over Kada City is a sign the players are starting to come to terms with what boss Rafael Everton is trying to put across.
“This game showed a little of what the Coach wants, which is a team with its lines together, plenty of depth, and also players who can get between the lines to cause opponents trouble.
“It was a good performance and probably my most complete game. I felt pretty comfortable and so did the team. Everton is a Coach who knows me and knows what I can produce.
“I always try to help the team and do my bit, so I’m very happy,” admitted the versatile player.