By Johnny Edward:
Akwa Ibom State governor, Udom Emmanuel has rewarded Akwa United with the sum of N70m for winning the 2017 NFF Aiteo Cup competition, reports Completesportsnigeria.com.
The Promise Keepers defeated Niger Tornadoes 3-2 on penalties in last year’s final at the Agege Stadium Lagos after extra time scores ended goalless.
“His Excellency @MrUdomEmmanuel has reward us @Akwaunitedfc for winning the 2017 Aiteo Cup competition with a cash sum of 70Million Naira. Thank you Governor Udom Emmanuel.
#Reward #PromiseKeepers,” a Tweet on the official handle of Akwa United revealed.
Akwa United will face Aklosendi FC of Nasarawa in the 2018 NFF Aiteo Cup round of 32 on Sunday.
Aklosendi FC, a National Nationwide League (NNL), eliminated FRSC FC of Abuja on penalties in the round of 64 while Akwa United walloped Cross River State’s Hope of Glory 7-0 in the same stage.