Wikki star Ibrahim Alhassan 'Muazam' (left) has joined Akwa United
Friday Jan 13, 2017. 11:24
Akwa United have registered 36 players including two U18 players for the 2016/17 NPFL season.
Twenty of the players were retained from last season's squad, while 16 new players have been signed from different clubs within and outside the country.
Club chairman Paul Bassey expressed optimism that the caliber of players in the team are capable of winning the league.
"We did not just signed players but we went for those that are good enough, and don't forget that we retained a greater percentage of the players from the squad of last season,” Bassey said.
“So, we have a solid team in place and again what we have done was to inject quality players in the departments we know we needed to strengthen. We are very happy with the players we have, the team is better than what we had last season and I believe that with this team we can win the league."
Assessing his squad, coach Abdul Maikaba said he is confident that the team has depth and quality players who are capable of challenging for honours in the new season.
"I am satisfied with the quality of players we have in the team. Our preseason programme was wonderful and they are very focused, dedicated and determined to give their best in the new season," explained Maikaba.
The registered players are:
1.) OLUFEMI KAYODE...RETAINED
2.) EMMANUEL IWU...HEARTLAND
3.) DANIEL EMMANSON...RETAINED
4.) ISMALIA SHAGARI...KWARA UTD
5.) OTOBONG EFFIONG...RETAINED
6). OFEM INAH...RIVERS UTD
7.) UBONG IDIO...RETAINED
8.) LAWAL SHITTU...GIWA
9.) KODJO DADZIE...RETAINED
10.) SAMUEL OKON...RETAINED
11) EMMANUEL AREWA...RETAINED
12) GODSPOWER IGUDIA...RETAINED
13.) LAIDE SEMIU...WARRI WOLVES
14.) PATERNE KONNOU...RETAINED
16.) EKEMINI UKOEBE...STARLETS
17.) HARRISON IBUKUN...RETAINED
18.) CYRIL OLISEMA...RETAINED
19.) ALHASSAN IBRAHIM...FC HEARTS
20.) AMEACHI ORJI...RETAINED
21.) MICHEAL IBE...RETAINED
22.) AREMU AFEEZ...RIVERS UTD
23.) JULIUS GIDEON...RETAINED
24.) YUSUF ADIO...RETAINED
25.) CHIGOZIE EMMANUEL...RETAINED
26.) IFEANYI IFEANYI...MFM
27) HASSAN BABANGIDA...RETAINED
28.) NURA USMAN...WIKKI
29.) UBONG FRIDAY...RETAINED
30.) KUFRE EBONG...RETAINED
31.) FRANKLYN EKONG...RETAINED
32.) CHRISTIAN PYAGBARA ...ENYIMBA
33.) MBOUTIDEM OKON...STARLETS
34.) NSIKAK ETIM...COFINE
35.) MUSA NEWMAN...MFM
36.) MOSES EBIYE...IKORODU