Match Preview: Akwa United vs El-Kanemi Warriors

Setting the scene...

After a disappointing result aginst Katsina United on reschuled matchday 11, the Promise Keepers return to action with the 19th position El-Kanemi as they visit El- Kanemi sport stadium, Maiduguri, Borno State. Hopefully this fixture will return us to winning ways, as we seek to overturn a run of poor form. With 7 point from possible 15 point in our last 5 league matches. Abdu Maikaba boys will be looking to pick up the 3 point in this encounter, to boost their confidence in the upcoming CAF competition against El-Hilal in Sudan, and also consolidate our position on the league table.

What's the team news?

We hope to welcome the return of our UF7 Ubong Friday, after serving a 3 match ban for a red card he received in 2 minute to stoppage time against Nasarawa United.

The Draws

Draw Ambassadors: Three legends, Hazem Emam of Egypt, Mark Fish of South Africa and Angolan Gilberto have been appointed Ambassadors for the 2018 CAF Interclubs season.

How are El-Kanemi Warriors doing?

El-Kanemi Warriors are sitting 19th in the league table with 16 point as at matchday 14, 1 point away from relegation zone. The home team has been on a poor form this season, scoring 5 goals in their last 5 matches in the league. El-Kanemi Warriors are unbeaten at home, with 4 wins and 3 draws so far in the season.

What's our record against El-Kanemi Warriors?

The last time we met at Maiduguri the home team came out on top with a win on the 30/07/17, after loosing on the same score line at the Nest of Champions on the 05/03/17

One to watch:

After serving suspension for a straight red card against Nasarawa United, Ubong Friday UF7 may return to action again this weekend at the El-Kanemi Warriors sport stadium.

The winger possesses a threat from set pieces, dribbling, scoring goals and assisting our target man to score as well as threatening defenders with his pace and skills. UF7 has been on a fine form this season, his freshness will be great boos: to the Promise Keepers.

Did you know?

Our last fixture against Katsina was the first this season we conceded more than 1 goal in a match this season in all competition. Other team fixtures... the Promise Keepers clash with El-Kanemi Warriors is part of the full game of NPFL action this weekend.

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