Former Akwa United Fc of Uyo defender Olisa Ndah has spoken of the reception and unredeemed 100 million naira promise to Akwa United Fc by the Akwa Ibom State Government following their 2020/2021 NPFL title win .
The Super Eagles defender was instrumental to Akwa United’s NPFL title win in 2021 before moving to South African Premier League side Orlando Pirates .
This week, new NPFL Champions Rivers United Fc were recipients of a $20,000 pledge from the Rivers State Government for winning the 2021/2022 NPFL title , Olisa Ndah who is currently in pre season with Orlando Pirates has shares his thoughts on the unredeemed promises to his former club with Festus Dada of Comfort 95.1 FM Uyo from his base in South Africa.
His words ” I have not heard anything about the 100 million naira the Governor promised us. I still have a lot of friends at Akwa United Fc the players and management and we speak on a daily basis , ”
” That was the first time Akwa United Fc won the NPFL title and I felt like it was going to be a big thing but from my looks it was like you have won the title it’s fine , it’s in the past but Rivers have won the league title I guess twice see the reception and everything its different ,”
” I was not there when the Governor (Akwa Ibom State Governor) hosted Akwa United and made all the promises so I can not tell what happened there but I know for a fact that no 100 million naira has been given to the management to share to the players that they haven’t shared to the players,”
” I know we have the best chairman in the NPFL Paul Bassey . He is not that kind of person . I think he has been straight forward from day one. I have not seen anyone as straight forward, decent and loving like that man , ”
” We still hope, maybe one day but I have lost interest in that money , I even forgot that I won the NPFL title. Actually it felt like we just won the FA Cup or something .
” On Rivers United Succeeding Akwa United Fc as NPFL Champions Olisa Ndah said ” Rivers United deserved to win the NPFL title. They had a very good season with very good players. I am very happy for them . ” The BUCS Defender concluded.
Rivers United were crowned Champions of the Nigerian Professional Football League on Sunday 17 July 2022 in Port Harcourt dethroning Olisa Ndah’s former team Akwa United Fc .