Akpan Umoh, Uyo
Akwa United Football Club of Uyo on Wednesday unveiled new players jerseys for the 2023/2024 Nigeria Premier League, (NPL) season for fans and stakeholders in the football industry in the state.
The Club chairman, Paul Bassey, who unveiled the jerseys on behalf of the club on Wednesday at the Nest of Champions, Uyo before its supporters and the media.
According to Bassey the team’s previous success has made the fans see 2nd and 3rd finish for the club as a failure.
He assured fans and stakeholders of a good finish at the end of the league season.
According to the chairman, the new jersey will bring good fortunes to the club.
“I am not going to stand here and promise you a league title but I know we have made enough preparation. We have a very good coach, the postponement of the league has been a blessing in disguise.
“The new home jersey has an attractive paintbrush design with brown, orange, and black colours in the front. The home jersey back is all orange and complimented with black pants and orange hoses.
“The away jersey is predominantly white with orange thunderstorm stripes diagonally printed. The away pant is orange with a white pair of hoses,” Bassey said.
Bassey disclosed that, unlike previous design samples, the management team unanimously appreciated this year’s jersey design.
The club chairman urged fans to endeavour to purchase tickets to watch Akwa United matches in spite of the economic crunch on citizens.
The harsh economic reality consideration has mandated the team to sell the jersey copies at lower rates of N4000.
Fans were seen rushing to purchase copies of the State team jersey as a mark of solidarity with the Promise Keepers of Uyo.