The news of promotion for two U-15 into the main Akwa United FC squad gives hope for the future of football in Nigeria.
Recently, Nigeria Professional Football League clubs have incorporated youth players into their teams and this represents a massive boost for the future.
Akwa United FC U-15 Captain Nsikan Alloysius and goalkeeper Covenant Bassey have been promoted to the club’s first team and have been registered as youth players to play in the 2022-23 Nigeria Professional football league season, the club announced via it’s official website www.akwaunitedfc.com.
Providing details of both players development, Media officer of the club Mfon Patrick wrote.
‘ Nsikan, a Left full-back was the captain of Akwa United U-15 team, while Covenant a goalkeeper participated in the 2021 NPFL/LA LIGA Promise tournament in Enugu and were invited to the National U-15 camp.
‘ The youngsters recently completed their secondary education at Government Technical College, Ewet Offot, and Aka Community Secondary school in Uyo respectively.
‘ The two players have been training with the Promise Keepers main team since returning from the 2021 NPFL/LA LIGA tournament in Enugu last year.
‘ Nsikan has been assigned jersey number 38 while Covenant will wear jersey number 40. ‘ the Uyo based club announced.
The 2022/2023 Nigeria Professional Football League season is scheduled to kick-off on Sunday January 8, 2023 , the Promise Keepers will face Bendel Insurance FC at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium Uyo in the flagship game of Matchday One.