Akwa United on Sunday made good their promise to shock Lobi Stars of Makurdi from winning this year’s Federation Cup in their first final winning 2-1 to break a 56-year jinx in their chase for the trophy as Cross River and Akwa Ibom States. Akwa United, who appeared in their first-ever cup final, will represent Nigeria in next year’s CAF Confederation Cup on account of this historic Cup triumph.
The opening goal of the game came courtesy of Nomso Edo who put Akwa United ahead with a well-taken free kick after 36 minutes following an infringement on Friday Ubong who was brought down on top of the Lobi box.
Lobi, Cup winners in 2003, chased the game after the interval, but it was Abdulafeez Awakan who doubled Akwa‘s lead in the 70th minute when he powered home a shot beyond the goalkeeper from outside the 18-yard box. Read more