Akwa Starlets football club of Uyo, have won the 2019 edition of the Super League 4 Nigeria National League (NNL) at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium in Enugu.
According to the Nigerian News Agency, Akwa Starlets beat Adamawa United FC 2-0 in a tense match on the 15th of September 2019.
The first goal of the game was a goal scored by Daniel Nanushi at 32 minutes. Utibe Arit scored the second goal of a corner in the 68th minute.
Afterward, Caleb Osu, Akwa Starlets coach, said his victory was a dream come true.
In his words:
“It is because we are preparing for it seriously and God, in His mercy, has given us victory.
We are also going to look at the drawing board to correct the team’s failures before the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) 2019/2020.”
In addition, Bello Muhammed, the coach of Adamawa United, said the tournament was a very good test and rehearsal for his team before the NPFL season.
According to Bello Muhammed:
“We are going home to strengthen and prepare for the upcoming NPFL season, as the tournament gave the team a test of what will be next NPFL season.”
In the match for third place, Jigawa Golden Stars FC beat Warri Wolves FC 2-1.
Obiora Emeka scored at 10 and 66 minutes for Jigawa Golden Stars, while Warri Wolves scored with a penalty shot by Charles Asemele in the second minute of the detention. However, Rabiu Tata, Jigawa Goldern Stars’ technical advisor, congratulated his players for acting in accordance with the instructions and for taking the match into consideration for third place.
Sunday Musa, a staunch supporter of Adamawa United FC, said:
“I think with wide publicity, especially at the Enugu Artisan Market, where most of Adamawa’s residents’ trade, the hundreds of market sellers would have closed their stores to cheer on their local team.”