After helping the Promise Keepers win their first Nigerian league title, the tactician plans to lead the team on a fruitful foray in Africa
Manager Kennedy Boboye has shifted focus to Akwa United’s Caf Champions League campaign after leading the Promise Keepers to the glory of the Nigeria Professional League.
Inspired by a hat trick by Charles Atshimene, the Uyo-based team beat MFM 5-2 at Godswill Akpabio Stadium to end their NPFL title wait with a game.
After winning his first first division crown, the former Nigerian international now boasts two winners’ medals after leading Plateau United to the country’s elite division after his departure from Abia Warriors in 2017.
While enjoying Akwa’s historic accomplishment, Boboye claims his next goal will be to lead the team to a successful game when the African club tournament kicks off.
“It feels good to win the Nigeria Professional Football League title with Akwa United. It’s a great reward for our hard work and consistency, ”said Boboye Gate.
“This trophy goes to Akwa Ibom State Governor Mr. Udom Emmanuel, Monday Youth and Sports Commissioner Uko and our gracious Chairman Paul Bassey for their support since I was appointed head coach of this great team.
“I will not forget to appreciate the contributions from my technical crew and my players, because without them this achievement would not have been possible.
“I’m the luckiest man in the world at the moment because nobody gave us a chance at the beginning of the season, but with one game to go we are champions of one of the biggest leagues in Africa.
“All the celebrations are on hold for the time being because we have started preparations for our game against Lobi Stars.
“Although the result is irrelevant, we hope to end the 2020-21 campaign with a profit.
“After winning the NPFL title for the first time, our next goal is to represent Nigeria well in the Caf Champions League next year.
“The pursuit of the African crown is a big dream, but we hope that we can give a good testimony of ourselves and show everyone that we are worthy Masters of Nigeria.
“Shortly after the end of this season we are taking a short break before we start preparing for the Caf Champions League with full speed.”
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