Nigeria Professional Football League leading scorer Mfon Udoh and strike partner Ndifreke Effiong have both been named in Akwa United 22 Man team that will play in the UEFA Champions League trophy tour match tagged the “Unmissable Match”
The team comprise two goalkeepers, seven defenders, six midfielders and seven attackers.
Players selected for the match include; Captain Otobong Effiong, Mfon Udoh, Ndifreke Effiong, Denis Nya, Etim Mathew, Cyril Olisema, Aniefiok Godspower, Wisdom Fernando, Vice captain Godspower Igudia and Ojo Olorunleke.
Others include, Chigozie Chilekwu, Kodjovi Dadzie, Wilson Elu, Marshal Johnson, Emmanuel Iwu, Paul Obata, Emmanuel Charles, Ubong Idio, Ubong Essien, Ocheme Edoh, Daniel Ekpo and youngster Godswill Nicholas.
Mfon Udoh who has scored eight (8) goals in 13 matches was sidelined due to injury but has regain full fitness and is expected to feature in the novelty match on Tuesday. Strike partner Ndifreke Effiong who scored his sixth goal of the season in the Promise Keepers’ 3-0 thrashing of Kano Pillars on Sunday is expected to light up the game.
The match which is slated for Tuesday 16th April, 2019 will take place at the Nest of champions by 5pm between Team Shine Shine Bobo to be captained by former Super Eagles Captain Austin “Jay Jay” Okocha and Team Chairman to be led by former Spain and FC Barcelona Captain Carles Puyol.
The Unmissable match is organised by the official Beer partners of the UEFA Champions League, Heineken as part of the UEFA Champions League trophy tour of Nigeria.
Otobong Effiong (C)
By Oyediji Oluwaseun Babatunde