“Even if I am not under pressure from Management I have to give myself the preseure because most times we expect to see a win, more especially in this match (against Sunshine Stars) that should have been, at worst, a draw, but this is the way it has been,” he lamented in a chat with www.npfl.ngWith four draws and two loses, Akwa United has been pushed down the red zone to 16th position, making a strong push up the only way out.“We will continue fighting. We will continue working. The season is still fresh. This is the sixth game out of 39 games. So we still have 32 games to finish. When we get back home we should start winning because we just need to start wining.”Akwa opened the season with promise, securing a 1-1 draw away to Warri Wolves returned home to be cancelled by Abia Warriors who held them to nil-nil. Enyimba of Aba handed them a 3-1 crushing in Aba on Matchday 3 while visiting Katsina United snatched a point in Uyo after another goalless draw. Their visit to Nasarawa could only earn them one point after 1-1 draw before Sunshine turned them back from Akure with a 1-0 defeat.Obuh however commended the quality of officiating in the league, saying “it is fair enough.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram John Obuh Coach of Akwa United FC of Uyo, John Obuh, has said that while he is very worried about the poor run of the club in the 2019/2020 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) season, he is also determined to reverse the situation.The Promise Boys have have lost twice and drawn the other four matches iwith the defeat in Akure to Sunshine Stars being the second.Obuh however says though the management of the club has not put any pressure on him, he has to drive himself and the players harder to produce better results.
TECNO Ghana, the world’s leading dual sim mobile phone manufacturer is partnering the Michael Essien Foundation’s June 8 Game of Hope Charity Match at the Accra Sports Stadium.At a formal press interaction held at the company’s corporate offices at Odorkor, Accra, officials announced that they are delighted to come aboard the initiative.“Working in partnership with the foundation brings together two entities that believe in the same thing – the youth of today,” Jocelene Buckman, Head of Marketing and Communication, TECNO Ghana said.“Michael Essien, as you all know is a sports icon not just in Africa but in the world at large. As the AU ambassador for sports he represents hard work, determination and resilience.“He is an inspiration to our youth, who can see that it is not just enough to dream, but one must be prepared to work hard to achieve it,” she added.The Game of Hope, Buckman said “is here to inspire the youth in our communities, to give them a future to look forward to. A future full of hope and aspiration, a future where everyone has the opportunity not only to dream but to see that dream become reality. And that is what TECNO is about.” What TECNO seeks to achieve with this partnership, Buckman further noted, is to “empower the young African to experience the smart life”. “Paying attention to the youth is our way of giving back to society.”This is not the first time the two entities are working together. Two years ago, TECNO sponsored the foundation’s charity outreach programme at Awutu Breku, in the Central Region, where Essien hails from.Ms Akosua Puni, a representative of the MEF thanked officials of TECNO Ghana for their support, adding that the foundation is pleased to have them as strategic partners.She lauded them for buying into the MEF’s vision, and also called for greater collaboration between the two, adding that her outfit is ready to go the long haul with TECNO.A successful company, TECNO is headquartered in Hong Kong, with research and development centres in France and Korea, as well as an operations unit in Dubai.