Posted by: westafricanfootball | 02/11/2013

AKWA UNITED FC – SEASON REVIEW

Akwa-Utds-Mfon-Udoh-bagged-a-brace-527x330Akwa United FC had a difficult season in the Nigeria Professional Football League, finishing as number 16, just one point more than relegated Kwara United FC.  In this post, I have made a statistical summary of the -season.

Below is a list of players who have featured for Akwa United FC during the Nigeria Professional Football League 2013:

Name Position D.O.B. Nat. Goals
ABASIAMA, Michael AM NGA 1
ABDULLAH, Mohammed DM NGA 0
ADAH, Stephen M 20.12.1988 NGA 0
AGUDA, John DM NGA 1
AKPAN, Ini M / F 20.03.1990 NGA 1
AMADI, Moses D NGA 0
ARIWA, Emmanuel D 27.12.1989 NGA 2
ATAMBA, James NGA 1
BASSEY, Joseph M NGA 0
EBOH, Dauda Alilu F NGA 1
EFFIONG, Otobong D NGA 0
EKPAI, Ubong F 17.10.1992 NGA 6
ENIZE, Emmanuel F NGA 2
ESSIEN, Joseph DM 11.09.1988 NGA 0
ETOR, Daniel Essien M / F 05.02.1992 NGA 0
GAADI, John G 03.03.1982 NGA 0
HINGIR, Son F 17.12.1991 NGA 1
IDIO, Ubong D NGA 0
INAMOTO, Godwin M NGA 0
IORLIAM, Gwaza D NGA 0
KAYODE, Femi G 13.02.1992 NGA 0
KEKE, Uchenna D NGA 0
KONAN, Boris F CIV 0
MBA, Ezekiel M / F NGA 1
MONAYAN, Dimka D NGA 0
NAKARGO, Nura D NGA 0
NJOKU, Kelvin D 10.05.1984 NGA 0
NNAMSO, Edo D NGA 3
NOBAS, Omoregie G 02.06.1989 NGA 0
NOSA, Lucky D NGA 0
NWOYE, Anthony F NGA 0
OBIOWO, Victor G NGA 0
ODEY, Adama Ada D / M 23.01.1986 NGA 0
OGUNBOYE, Akin NGA 0
ONWUEMENYI, Hamza Ikenna D 04.04.1988 NGA 0
ORIAH, Roman F NGA 0
OSIA, Felix D NGA 0
UDOH, Mfon F NGA 16
UKEME, Davis F NGA 2
USMAN, Sarafa AM NGA 3

 

PLAYER OF THE SEASON:

Name: UDOH, MFON
Nationality: NIGERIA
DOB: Unknown
Position: Striker
Season Club L Games Goals
UNICEM Rovers FC(Nigeria)
2012 Akwa United FC(Nigeria) 1    0
2013 Akwa United FC(Nigeria) 1    16

Unsurprisingly, Mfon Udoh is my pick for “Player of the season”. Udoh scored 16 goals in approximately 35 matches, which is impressive for a striker at a rather modest side. Udoh, who h has been described as a lively and skilful striker, was presented in my post from 02.09.2013:

https://westafricanfootball.com/2013/09/02/mfon-udoh/

The picture, found on thenationonlineng.net, shows Udoh in action.

Other players that impressed include  John Aguda, team captain and midfield dynamo Ini Akpan, the toiwering defensive midfielder, striker / winger Ubong Ekpai (especially in the first part of the season), right-back and dead-ball specialist Edo Nnamso, centre-back Hamza Ikenna Onwuemenyi, on the radar of bigger clubs in Nigeria, and attacking midfielder / winger Sarafa Usman.

TOP SCORER OF THE SEASON:

Mfon Udoh was the number one goalscorer at the team with 16 goals. Ubong Ekpai scored six goals, while Edo Nnamso and Sarafa Usman scored three each.

REVELATION OF THE SEASON:

As Mfon Udoh had been a fringe player towards the end of the 2012-season, he was truly a relevation. Other inexperienced players that made a name for themselves include first-choice goalkeeper Femi Kayode, formerly of Akwa Starlets FC, and right-back Uchenna Keke.

Perhaps it’s wrong to define Ezekiel Mbah as a “revelation” but the dazzling winger, formerly of Niger Tornadoes FC, was rather unknown before he was picked for the Nigeria B national football team after few matches for Akwa United FC.

UNSUNG HERO OF THE SEASON:

Name: UKEME, DAVIS
Nationality: NIGERIA
DOB: Unknown
Position: Striker
Season Club L Games Goals
2012 Akwa United FC(Nigeria) 1    0
2013 Akwa United FC(Nigeria) 1    2

Mfon Udoh got all the attention, but Davis Ukeme, his hard-working striking partner, should also get credit for a fine season. I also feel that centre-back Hamza Ikenna Onwuemenyi should get more media attention for his consistent, rock-solid performances.


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