The Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Udom Emmanuel, has stated that his vision for Akwa United Football Club is to conquer Africa at the continental football level.
This is as he promised to give the team the necessary support to feature at the Confederation of African Football Champions League.
Emmanuel said this following the crowning of Akwa United as champions of the 2020/2021 Nigeria Professional Football League season.
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The Governor said the team has not only brought laurels to the state but has been a good investment yielding returns.
“Today, they have conquered Nigeria, we are looking forward to conquering Africa and I will give them the maximum support to make sure they conquer Africa. Once we conquer Africa, we’ll go to World Club tournament then we will conquer the World, that’s our vision”, the governor assured.
He added, “Today, I will be surprised if the Super Eagles do not take this team to represent Nigeria, it means they don’t want to win a trophy, the whole team can represent Nigeria in any tournament, they would have been at Olympics and I am sure they would have gotten a gold medal today.”
The Governor thanked the NPFL and Nigeria Football Federation for sports management in the country, as he re-echoed his commitment towards sports development in the state, noting that youths will be empowered through sports which have been one of the targets of his Completion Agenda.