Akwa United wins Nigeria Professional Football League


Akwa United have been crowned champions of the 2020/2021 Nigeria Professional Football League season after producing a remarkable 5-2 victory over MFM FC in Uyo on matchday 37.

Charles Atshimene capped a fine performance with a hat-trick and improved his goals count to 18 this season. Akwa United confirmed their intention to win the league after recorded the longest unbeaten run of 18 games.

The Promise Keepers have also kept the most-clean sheets this campaign.

This is the first time the Promise Keepers will be winning the NPFL title since the club was established 25 years again. But it is the second time coach Kennedy Boboye will be winning the trophy, he also led Plateau United to win their first league title in 2017.

MFM came to Uyo in fine form after FC Ifeanyi Ubah 0-2 win in Enugu in a rescheduled fixture to consolidate their position on the league table.

A win over Akwa United in Uyo would have been a one they would have relished but they knew it was an almost impossible task.