With few days to the Kick-Off of the 2016/2017 Nigeria Professional Football League NPFL season, Akwa United Football Club of Uyo will today take on Nigeria Nationwide League One, club, Spartans Football Club of Lagos at the training pitch of the Godswill Akpabio International stadium in Uyo.
The match will be Akwa United first preseason game since returning from Christmas break on December 28, last year.
More than thirty (30) fully fit players are in camp and coach Abdul Maikaba will be hoping to use the match to assess his team’s level of preparedness for the new football season.
Coach Maikaba told the media, “We want to use this match to test our strength. Our first league match of the season is eleven days away against ABS football club who got promotion from the Nigeria National League last season, and we know that Spartans FC is a good side that can give us the kind of challenge we want before the start of the season.
The match will kick-off at 4:00PM.
However, the team have concluded plans to go into a one week close camping programme starting today after the friendly match to Thursday January 12th.
During the one week close camping, the team will play another preseason friendly against a yet to be confirmed team on Saturday January 7th on an artificial turf of Nest of Champions, Godswill Akpabio International stadium in Uyo.