Aiteo Cup winners Akwa United thrashed fellow Uyo-based club Bright Star FC 6-1 in a pre-season friendly game on Wednesday at the training pitch of the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium in Uyo.
The pre-season game against Bright Star is part of Akwa’s preparations towards the new Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) season which will kick-off in January.
Akwa were initially scheduled to play newly promoted Heartland FC but the Owerri-based club pulled out due to logistics.
Up next for Akwa is another pre-season friendly game against Immortality FC on Thursday by 8am.
Akwa United and Enyimba, will represent Nigeria in next year’s CAF Confederation Cup.