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BREAKING: Akwa United Win First NPFL Title

BREAKING: Akwa United Win First NPFL Title

Akwa United won the Nigeria Professional Football League title for the first time following a comprehensive 5-2 win against MFM in Uyo on Sunday, reports Completesports.com.

Charles Atshimene headed the Promise Keepers in front from close range in the 24th minute.

The hosts doubled their advantage late in the first half when Alimi Adebayo diverted Mfon Udoh’s cross into his own net.

Udoh netted the third goal for Akwa United two minutes after the hour mark.

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The visitors pulled a goal from the spot in the 68th minute through Michael Mbonu after Dennis Obasi was fouled inside the box.

Atshimene got his second and Akwa United’s fourth of the game five minutes from time.

Obasi reduced the deficit for MFM two minutes from time.

Atshimene netted his third of the game on the dot of 90 minutes to make it 5-2 to the home team.

Kennedy Boboye’s side top the standings with 71 points from 37 matches.

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  • Jones 3 years ago

    Big congrats

  • Congratulations guys.
    Very happy for you.

  • Tunsak 3 years ago

    Congratulations to Akwa United for finally winning their 1st NPFL title! They have been banging at the door for some seasons now. Standouts are their coach,Kennedy Boboye who just like leading Plateau United to their 1st NPFL title in 2016/17 season has repeated the same with Akwa United. This is epic!

    Mfon Udoh has also won his 2nd NPFL title but winning with his hometown club makes for good reading…

    Who will forget to mention their hattrick hero today, Charles Atsimene who tied with Nasarawa Utd’s Silas Nwankwo at 18 goals for the race of the league’s golden boot. This will be interesting as Silas has 2 more matches while Charles has one more to move clear.

    The coach of the CHAN eagles needs to start work if in place to harness this budding talents.

    • Coachie 3 years ago

      Good evening Forumites,
      Please someone should tell me that this is not the pitch at our beloved Uyo stadium (Nest of Champions)

  • Dr. Drey 3 years ago

    “…I played in all d qualifiers for ’96 Olympics except the last game because of car accident injuries. I didn’t recover on time to make the squad to Atlanta and that ruled me out of having an Olympic gold medal around my neck. That’s my biggest regret ever. I thank God for life though…” Kennedy Boboye Ex-Nigerian International

    But come Thursday, Coach Kennedy Boboye will have a 2nd League Title Medal Hanging from his neck having led 2 unlikely clubs (Plateau United and Akwa United) to the league title in the space of 3 seasons. Never say never, when life knocks you down, dust up yourself and move on with hopes of a better tomorrow.

    Congrats to the 43 year old Ex-International…I wish the other jobless ones can go get busy, even if its with teams in the NPFL, and contribute responsibly to football development in the country, rather than being part-time staff of CSN, gossiping weekly on the pages of newspapers about another who is busy doing his job diligently.

    NFF will not see these types of ex-internationals like Boboye to integrate into the SE crew and develop……LMAOOOoo…it is the one that has never coached even a creche before and cannot write ordinary scouting report they and their PR forerunners will be foisting on us as if there is any shortcut anywhere to the top.

    • JimmyBall 3 years ago

      Was Boboye not the assistant to. Imama both who lost us Tokyo 2020 Olympic ticket? Just asking though…

      • Dr. Drey 3 years ago

        You are absolutely correct….he was. Same way Amunike was assistant to Siasia both who lost us the 2017 AFCON ticket…just saying though.

        • Hahahahaha…..

          Oga @Dr Drey……

          U nor dey ever carry last…..

          What a superb TECHNICAL KNOCKOUT answer…..

      • kenneth 3 years ago

        Why you dey mind the mumu,see how trigger happy to want to insult others but praise someone who was also in there position. See his foolish response also, abeg which one has the PE teacher won so far. We still waiting for the cup you claim he won in switzerland.

        • Dr. Drey 3 years ago

          Between you and I who is the mumu now….LMAOO. Whose comment sounds foolish…? LMAOOooo. No head no tail….LMAOooo. Even constructing simple sentences in English is a life problem for you. Read your comment again…infact record it and listen to yourself and see if even you would understand what your gutter of a mouth has just vomitted. Dog just jumps into a thread and vommits complete off points. I just knew you would still come out in the middle of the night to appeal to your master @jimmy for some food with your usual “dont mind him lines”….LMAOOo. Useless hungry dog. He didnt even disappoint…LMAOOoo

        • Ayphillydegreat 3 years ago

          Lmao!! He came after 3 days when he’s finally able to scrap some pauper from one of his mugus cheap scammer. The only thing he come here to do is looking for people’s real names and proofs both him and his chimpanzee master. So they can use it to scam people. Very worthless being changing his name up and down to make himself feel relevant a fool of the highest order.

          • Dr. Drey 3 years ago

            Hahahaha….he never disappoints. He never misses sneaking in the wee hours when there is free browsing to come and patronize his master with his usual “dont mind him” lines….LMAOooo. Please tell him to comment in his native dialect next time if English language is so much of a task for him….LMAOoo

  • You really need deliverance @dr drey.why do you love to insult people?

    • Dr. Drey 3 years ago

      Pls show me where I have insulted you sir…? Or rather accept that the truth I spoke hurt you. The choice is yours.

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