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AITEO CUP WINNERS: FACTS ABOUT AKWA UNITED FC OF UYO


Akwa United FC has been crowned the winner of the oldest soccer tournament in Nigeria, the 2017 AITEO FA CUP. The club has been in the news for quite a number of things, here is a quick look at the history of Akwa United FC of Uyo;

Founded in 1996 by the military administration led by Joseph Adeusi

Bought the slot belonging to Nitel Vasco Gama which was being disbanded by the management.

They gained promotion to the NPFL in a questionable circumstance of defeating Calabar Rovers FC by 13-0 in 2006

In 2007, they were fined $10,000 following the three  deaths that occurred after a home game with Eyimba FC of Aba.

In 2008, they were relegated back to the NNL.


In 2015 they won their first major trophy by defeating Lobi stars of Makurdi to clinch the FA cup.

In 2016 they played in the CAF confederation cup by were eliminated in the first round.

By hemmssport


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