Newly signed chief coach of Akwa United, Abdu Maikaba was bullish about his league title target after his unveiling on Wednesday as the Uyo club confirmed that he has been signed to a two-year contract.
Speaking at his unveiling, Maikaba said : “My target is to win the league, having finished third and second respectively in the past, so I want to win the league with Akwa United.”
“I have been given free hand to choose my players and I need this support to succeed
” I came to Akwa United to first see what they have on ground, am not in a haste to bring in new players, I want to be careful in my selection in order to achieve my target with Akwa. I can’t rule out bringing in some of my players from Wikki, this will help in passing your philosophy to the new group, but that should not be more than one or two.
” I will encourage young players to grow in the team.”
“I left Wikki for Akwa because Akwa is an ambitious club. I look for a place that can push me to do more and Akwa has got the facilities and resources to help me reach my goal. The fans are peaceful and passionate.”Maikaba guided Wikki Tourist to a third place spot last season and securing a CAF Confederation Cup with the Bauchi-based club.