By Johnny Edward:
Akwa United striker Victor Mbaoma has rued the Promise Keepers’ exit from the 2018 Aiteo Cup competition, reports Completesportsnigeria.com.
De7fendeing champions Akwa United were knocked out of the Aiteo Federation Cup following a 4-2 penalty shoot-out defeat to Enugu Rangers in their quarter-final tie at the Sani Abacha Stadium, Kano on Wednesday after the game ended 1-1 in regulation time.
Mbaoma who has played six games so far in the competition scoring four goals and three assists wished Akwa United successfully defended their Cup title.
“End of the road!!! After 1-1 regulation time score in quarter final stage, and crashed out in penalty shoot out,” Mbaoma who is on a season loan stint from Remo Stars tweeted.
“How I wish I won this aiteo cup. So far six games, four goals and three assists. Better days ahead. Thank you my fans and followers. God plsz!!! @AkwaUnited_fc @LMCNPFL @AiteoCupNgr.”
Michael Ibe gave Akwa United the lead four minutes before the break from a superb free-kick but Rangers’ captain Okey Odita levelled scores for his side 20 minutes from time to send the game into shootout.