By Adeboye Amosu
Akwa United on Saturday unveiled Victor Mbaoma, Etim Matthew and 14 other new players ahead of the 2017/2018 Nigeria Professional Football League season, reports Completesportsnigeria. com.
The new players were unveiled at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium, Uyo.
Mbaoma, a striker, joined the Promise Keepers on loan from Remo Stars, while Matthew joined his hometown club from Enugu Rangers.
Other notable names unveiled by the Uyo club are left-back Gabriel Wassa from Rivers United, Ajibola Otegbeye who made the switch from Sunshine Stars and Kelly Kester, the new arrival from Enyimba.
Abdu Maikaba’s charges won the Aiteo Federation Cup last season and will compete in the CAF Confederation Cup this year.
They will host former NPFL champions Enugu Rangers on match day one of the new NPFL season on Sunday, 14 January.
THE NEW PLAYERS
1. Ubong Easien ( Soccer Academy) Defensive Midfielder
2 .Emmanuel Charles ( Akwa Starlets) – Defensive Midfielder
3. Daniel Ekpo ( Rivers United) – Winger
4. Etboy Akpan ( NK Rudar, Slovenia) – Winger
5. Kenneth James ( El-kanemi Warriors) – Striker
6. Aminu Nuhu ( Adamawa United) – Attacking Midfielder
7.Aniekeme Asuquo ( Akwa Starlets) – Attacking Midfielder
8. Katoh Haggai ( GBS Academy, Jos) – Attacking Midfielder
9. Gabriel Wassa ( Rivers United) – Left full back
10. Yenne Tenton ( GBS Academy, Jos) – Winger
11. Kelly Kester (Enyimba) – Defensive midfielder
12.Victor Mbaoma ( Remo Stars) – Striker
13. Ajibola Otegbeye ( Sunshine Stars)
14. Adeshina Gata (ABS) – Winger
15. Denis Nya ( Lobi Stars) – Centre back
16. Etim Matthew (Enugu Rangers) Right-back