18 Apr, 08:15
Coach of Akwa United FC Abdu Maikaba has expressed optimism that his team will finish the first stanza of the 2016/2017 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) season in a comfortable position on the log.
Akwa United who are on the 5th position, will on Wednesday engage league leaders MFM FC in a matchday 19 fixture at 4pm inside the Godswill Akpabio International stadium in Uyo.
Coach Maikaba said his players are well motivated ahead of the game and maintained that his target on Wednesday will be to claim the maximum points.
-We set a target at the beginning of the season. Although we started badly, but by the grace of God we are now 5th on the table.
-We are impressed with the way we are playing at the moment but we know that the job is not done yet.
-Our match against MFM is a must win and the three points will take us to a very good position as we will be going into the mid-season break. We have to keep winning our matches both home and away so as to be able to achieve our target, excited Maikaba concludes.
A win for the Promise Keepers will see them moved up to 4th position on the log.
The Uyo based team, who are unbeaten at home this season, defeated Kano Pillars away from home in their last away game.
Akwa United and MFM have met twice in the NPFL with one win apiece.