Akwa United Sign Five New Players

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Akwa United Football Club of Uyo have signed five
new players to fortify the team for the second
stanza of the 2016/2017 Nigeria Professional
Football League NPFL season.
The five players comprising three strikers, one
midfielder and one goalkeeper were presented to
the media at the unveiling ceremony at the Godswill
Akpabio International stadium in Uyo on
The players are strikers- Edem Akakatang, Gabriel
Okechukwu and Harmony Ikande, midfielder
Christopher Lolo and goalkeeper Ojo Olorunleke.
Edem Akakatang joined Akwa United from Akwa
Starlets for the rest of the season. Akakatang will
wear jersey number 27.
Gabriel Okechukwu was signed from FC Karpaty of
Ukraine for the rest of the season. He has been
assigned Jersey number 25.
Harmony Ikande joined the Promise Keepers from
Aris Limassol of Cyprus and will play till the end of
the season with Jersey number 19.
Midfielder Christopher Lolo signed from Katsina
United for the remaining part of the current season.
He will wear jersey number 32 and goalkeeper Ojo Olorunleke signed from Sunshine Stars of Akure till the end of the season.
He has been assigned Jersey number 30.
In a remark, the chairman of Akwa United Elder Paul
Bassey said he was impressed with the quality of
the new players and tasked them to be committed
and dedicated to the team’s programme while
bringing their wealth of experience to bear.
The players in their separate reactions said they
were happy to have joined Akwa United describing it
as a real professional club.
They unanimously promised to give their best to the
team’s quest of winning the league title and also
playing continental football next season.

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