NPFL/StarTimes: Akwa United will strive to maintain momentum – Ubong

Ubong Friday celebrates a goal for Akwa United

Akwa United winger, Ubong Friday is cocksure that the Promise Keepers will maintain their momentum when they visit Sunshine Stars of Akure in Match day 35 of the Nigeria Premier Football League/StarTimes league.

Buoyed by two impressive results in the NPFL/StarTimes over Lobi Stars in Lafia and Heartland in Uyo lifting the former champion to 14th on the log.

Ubong was instrumental to Akwa United victory over Heartland. He scored the opening goal and his low cross was deflected into the net by Heartland defender in the Match day 34 played at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium on Monday.

Akwa United began the match in the drop zone and needed a win to boost their chances of getting out of the relegation zone. After a goalless first half, the Promise Keepers continued their attacking threat and got their reward when Ubong Friday turned smartly inside the box before hitting a superb shot beyond the goalkeeper into the net to give his team a deserved lead.

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Moments later, the Promise Keepers doubled their lead when Heartland defender Chinedu Ozor in an attempt to clear Ubong Friday’s low cross inside the six-yard box accidentally tucked the ball into his own net.

Coach Muhammed Baba Ganaru’s team dominated their visitors and could have scored more goals but efforts by Sani Suleiman, Osoba Kabir and Seyi Oguntayo were unsuccessful but they were able to see off the game and secure their 12th victory of the season.

Speaking after the match, Ubong disclosed that the team will continue to maintain their momentum to the end of the season.

” Two straight victory in the NPFL/StarTimes has given us confidence. We just need to keeps on believing, focus and maintain momentum in the remaining matches” he stated

With the win, Akwa United who won their last away match in Lafia over Lobi Stars improved their standing on the log to 14th position with 43 points and will be aiming to continue their upward movement in the table when they travel to Akure to engage Sunshine Stars on Matchday 35 this weekend.

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