Akwa United could go top of the Nigeria Professional Football League NPFL (Group B) table if they beat Gombe United at the Pantami Township Stadium on Sunday in a rescheduled Matchday 2 fixture.
The Promise Keepers with a superior goal difference are 3rd on the log with 15 points from 9 games. They are three points behind joint leaders FC IfeanyiUbah and El-Kanemi Warriors who are on 18 points but with inferior goal difference.
Coach Rafael Everton’s team are enjoying an impressive run which has seen them remain unbeaten in their last five games. The Uyo based side are good travelers this season; they have picked 5 points from a possible 12 away from home and will be looking to extend their unbeaten run against 11th placed Gombe United who are without a win against Akwa United in their last two meetings.
Gombe United who made a return to the NPFL this season are struggling and have only managed 9 points from 9 games after losing their last home match to Go Round FC. It may not be a good time for Gombe United to face Akwa United who have been unstoppable in their recent engagements.
Top scorer Mfon Udoh and strike partner Ndifreke Effiong are expected to lead the Promise Keepers’ attack on Sunday as they aim to increase their goal tally.
Coach Everton has listed the duo as well as U-23 invitee Etboy Akpan and U-20 star Aniekeme Asuquo in his 18 man team for the crucial game at the Pantami Township stadium.