Akwa Utd move away from nest of champions


In preparation for the upcoming AFCON 2019 qualifier clash between Super Eagles of Nigeria and Bafana Bafana of South Africa, Akwa United will move all their home games​ in the second stanza of the Nigeria Professional Football League from the Nest of champions main bowl to the training pitch of the stadium in order to allow for proper maintainance of the pitch.

Akwa who has been playing all their home games on the turf is set to be off the main bowl until after the Nigeria, South Africa clash which is scheduled for the weekend of June 10, 2017.

Akwa United team training outside the main bowl of the Nest of Champions

With the current League calendar, Akwa United are likely to play forthcoming home games against ABS FC, Wikki Tourists and Katsina United away from the nest of champions (all fixtures are subject to changes by the LMC).

Akwa United are to play Ibom Feeders today in a rescheduled state Federation Cup semi-final fixture which was postponed yesterday due to a waterlogged pitch at the training are of the Nest of Champions.

A waterlogged training pitch caused the postponement of State Federation Cup semi-final match between Akwa United and Ibom Feeders yesterday

The Nigeria Football Federation inspection team led by technical committee chairman Barr. Green gave the advice when they inspected the stadium in April. Nigeria is scheduled to resume on may 27 2017.

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