Friday Feb 05, 2016. 22:41
Coach Maurice Cooreman has announced Nigeria internationals Chima Akas and Austin Obaroakpo will join Akwa United ahead of this year’s CAF Confederation Cup preliminary round.
“The captain of the home-based Eagles Akas and Obaroakpo who has played under me will join us,” disclosed Belgian coach Cooreman.
Nigeria cup winners Akwa have also resigned Ubong Ekpai from Kano Pillars as well as one-time Nigeria league hotshot Jude Aneke among several big signings for their first foray into international football.
They clinched the pre-season Super 4 tournament Friday night ahead of league champions Enyimba, Nasarawa and Warri Wolves.
Next weekend they begin their Confederation Cup quest at Vita Club Mokanda in Congo.