Akwa United FC will face a Daga’ challenge vs Enyimba FC in a Nigeria Premier Football League – NPFL matchday three clash In Aba on Sunday October, 15.
A fierce rivalry between the People’s Elephants vs Promise Keepers will feature spotlight on Flying Eagles defensive midfielder, Daniel Daga who joined Enyimba FC from Akwa Ibom based NNL outfit, FC ONE Rocket.
16-year old Daniel Daga was one of Nigeria’s standout players at the 2023 FIFA U-20 World Cup , as Coach Ladan Bosso tutored Flying Eagles squad reached the last-8.
Enyimba FC moved fast to sign the exceptional youngster who grew up in Akwa United’s immediate surroundings, and will unleash him against the Promise Keepers in Aba.
Daga Impressed the People’s Elephants with his performances at the TICO/Select Pre-season tournament in Uyo as he helped his parent club, FC ONE Rocket to the final.
Akwa United FC also have exciting defender Wisdom Ndon in their squad for the game. The former Ibom Youths FC lad missed the FIFA U-20 World Cup due to document related concerns.
Both teams are without a win in the 2023/2024 Nigeria Premier Football League season, a significant stat they will look to end on Sunday, October 15.
Current Akwa United FC Head Coach, Fatai Osho also has fair knowledge of the People’s Elephants, having handled the current Nigerian Champions In 2021.
In the current season, Akwa United FC have recorded a defeat and draw in two league games while Enyimba FC who occupy bottom spot on the log have played only one game, a 2-0 loss at Gombe United FC, last weekend..
In Enyimba’s last 10 encounters against Akwa United FC, dating from 2014, they have recorded six wins and four draws, the Promise Keepers aside the Daga challenge will be looking to halt a winless streak in Aba.
This season, Enyimba FC had their Nigeria Premier Football League matchday one game vs Bendel Insurance FC rescheduled due to the Benin Arsenal’s continental engagement that weekend.
In week two, Coach Finidi George tutored Enyimba FC fell 2-0 in Gombe to slump to 20th place on the standings, an unfamiliar position for the current Nigerian Champions, who have a new management team headed by former Nigeria National Team skipper, Nwankwo Kanu.
For Akwa United FC, a 5-3 opening day loss to Bayelsa United FC was followed by a 0-0 draw at home vs Sporting Lagos FC.
In recent seasons, the Promise Keepers have endured floundering starts which eventually give way to positive results as the season progresses.
A win or draw vs Enyimba FC in Aba will be a huge boost for the Promise Keepers whose Head Coach, Fatai Osho has already declared his boys will ‘ fight ‘ for maximum points against the Elephants.
Last season, this fixture ended in a draw, with Akwa United FC taking maximum points in the return leg at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium, Uyo.
Enyimba FC will be without Head Coach, Finidi George who is away on International duty with the Super Eagles of Nigeria.
Kick-off for the Enyimba FC vs Akwa United FC match is 4pm at the Enyimba Stadium, Aba in one of seven NPFL week three matches scheduled for Sunday, October, 15.