Back-in-Action Adio Poised to Boost Akwa United Fortunes

8 Jul 2016

Back-in-Action Adio Poised to Boost Akwa United Fortunes


Back-in-Action Adio Poised to Boost Akwa United Fortunes
Back-in-Action Adio Poised to Boost Akwa United Fortunes

By Promise Etim.

Akwa United midfielder, Yusuf Adio, who has been kept off action by a knee injury returned on Match Day 25 and afterwards described his return to the team as timely. Adio, speaking with huge self belief declared that his presence in match day squads will be of added advantage to the Federation Cup holders.

Adio, who has been out of action since April, told, ahead of Akwa United’s matchday 26 date away to Plateau United in Jos, that he is looking forward to finishing the season strong with the Promise Keepers.

With stints at Lagos National League side, Bridge Boys FC, Adio has been an integral part of Akwa United since joining the Uyo side in 2013. While he has enjoyed his key role in Akwa United, the former First Bank and FC Ebiede player also spoke of his frustration from the knee problem that has kept him out for action for months.

“It was against Plateau United, our opponent this weekend, that I got a knock and at the time, I had thought it was not going to be something serious. But it became worse and I was eventually substituted, being unable to continue the game. The injury lasted for few days and I got myself back against MFM FC in Lagos.

“The injury, which I thought had completely healed surfaced again in that game at the Agege Stadium. It was not an experience to relish. I was in deep pains and i subsequently needed months to be back to action, in a situation i thought will only require few weeks off.

“It was absolutely frustrating. But the good thing is that, now I am back and extremely happy. I really want to give out my best to the team . We have not abandoned our target of securing a continental slot by end of the season. This is why everyone is very focused and determined to contribute towards that. I hope to do my best”. Adio told

Adio scored the winner against Kano Pillars at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium, Uyo, on Sunday, and has been listed in the squad to face Plateau United on matchday 26, as well as the Federation Cup round of 16 date with Sunshine Stars of Akurenext Tuesday in Makurdi.

Akwa United occupy 8th place on the log, after amassing 35 points from 25 games, seven adrift of leaders, Wikki Tourists, who travel to Warri Wolves on Sunday.

News Source: KillerPunchNews, 9jaTales

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