Following their superlative performance in the 2018 Nigeria Professional Football League season in which they finished second behind Lobi Stars, Two-Time Federation Cup Champions Akwa United Football Club has been named Nigeria Football Federation/Aiteo Fair Play Team of the Year 2018.
The Award was presented to the club at a well attended Award/Gala Night at the prestigious Eko Hotels on Monday 1st April in Lagos.
Receiving the Award on behalf of the club, the Chairman Elder Paul Bassey expressed appreciation to God for sustaining the club and dedicated the award to Governor Udom Emmanuel for all his support to the team since coming into office in 2015.
“To God be the Glory for all the great things He has done for us as a club. I on behalf of Akwa United, dedicate this award to the 2017 Sports Governor of the Year His Excellency Deacon Udom Emmanuel who has just been re-elected by the good people of Akwa Ibom State. I also dedicate this award to Uyo, the home of the Super Eagles (which qualified the senior national team to the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia and the AFCON 2019 in Egypt with a game to spare)”.
The 2018 NPFL season ended abruptly with Akwa United in second place, two points behind leaders Lobi Stars who were announced as champions by the League Management Company LMC.
The Super Eagles Class of 1994 made up of the likes of Sunday Oliseh, Daniel Amokachi, Finidi George and Austin ‘Jay Jay’ Okocha were also specially honoured.
FULL LIST OF THE AWADEES
Men’s Player of the Year – Ahmed Musa.
Women’s Player of the Year – Onome Ebi.
Coach of the Year (Male) – Gbenga Ogunbote
Goal of the Season – Ahmed Musa.
Coach of the Year (Female) – Thomas Dennerby (Super Falcons Coach).
Young Player of the Year (Male) – Winner: Samuel Chukwueze (Villarreal).
Young Player of the Year (Female) – Anam Imo(Nasarawa Amazons)
Fans Of The Year
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Team Of The Year
Akwa United Football Club