By; PATRICK TITUS, Uyo
Three former FC Ifeanyi Ubah players, Alberico Da Silva, Wilson Elu and Ibrahim Akide are listed among the Akwa United 18-man squad to battle FC Ifeanyi Ubah in the last leg of Nigeria Professional Football League regular season today Sunday May26, 2019 at Enugu
Also in the squad for the first time this season are goalkeeper Daniel Emmanson and Left Back Samuel Akpan who may likely make their debut.
The group B leaders and Promise Keepers, Akwa United are already through to the season ending Super-Six playoffs after picking up 38 points from 21 matches, comprising 11 victories, 5 draws and 5 defeats. But FC Ifeanyi Ubah who occupy 3rd place on the log will go into the game aiming to get at least a point to secure one of the six play-off slots.
The Anambra Warriors boosted their play-off chances last weekend when they beat El-Kanemi Warriors 1-0 in Maiduguri and they are the clear favourites to pick the slot in group B behind Akwa United and Kano Pillars who have already booked their places.
But they need to avoid defeat against the Promise Keepers who have won three and draws three of their previous eleven away games this season.
Mfon Udoh’s first half strike earned Akwa United all three points in the reverse fixture in Uyo two months ago. This epic clash will see Brazilian tactician Rafael Everton facing his former side once again, with the hope of doing the double over a team he led to their first major trophy (Federation Cup) in 2016.
League leading scorer Mfon Udoh – with ten goals – will be hoping to further increase his tally as he set to claim the league golden boots for the second time in six seasons.