The Technial Adviser of Akwa United, Abdu Maikaba has said that his team will not underrate their Matchday 5 opponents Kwara United when both teams square up on Sunday at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium in an NPFL match.
Akwa United won their third match of the season in midweek beating Niger Tornadoes 1-2 away from home while Kwara United recorded their first win of the season over Wikki Tourists on Wednesday.
Coach Maikaba has hinted that the victory in Lokoja will not make his players complacent but maintained that it will only motivate his players to target more victories in their remaining matches.
“The victory in Lokoja was a very good one for us. That result has really encouraged us and we want to continue winning our matches be it at home or away.
” All our concentration is on this weekend’s match against Kwara United. Although they are having a difficult start to the season, we know that they are a good team so we won’t make that mistake of underrating them or any other team in this league”.
” We won’t allow that victory against Niger Tornadoes to get into our head in such a way that it will distract us, instead, we want to be more focus in every match, knowing that we can always win if we play well.
” We know the importance of every match, so we are determined to ensure we get positive results in all our matches this season so we can meet our target”, Maikaba said.
The Promise Keepers and Plateau United are joint top of the league with 9 points from 4 matches and Akwa will be aiming to extend their unbeaten home run to 22 matches if the avoid defeat on Sunday.
Akwa United and Kwara United last met in the league in 2013 with the Promise Keepers winning in Uyo before forcing the Ilorin based club to 1-1 draw which saw them being relegated from the top flight.
CREDIT : Akwa United Media Team