Bassey takes over Akwa United FC

Akwa United FC’s interim board has been dismissed by the Akwa Ibom State Government on Tuesday afternoon.

Governor of the state Mr. Udom Udom Emmanuel took the decision following the Promise Keeper’s premature exit from the 2016 Caf Confederation Cup.

The dissolution was contained in a statement signed by the state Commissioner for Information and Communications, Aniekan Umanah.

Maurice Cooreman’s boys needed a draw against AS Vita to scale through to the next round having recorded a 1-0 away win against the Congolese outfit.

Ubong Ekpai lost a first half penalty to boost AS Vita’s confidence in the second half. Kalumpubu’s 54th goal gave the Congolese a life line as scores stood 1-1 on aggregate after regulation time.

And in a thrilling penalty shootout, Akwa United bowed out prematurely from the competition.

Mr. Paul Bassey had been appointed as the new board chairman of the team with immediate effect and would last for three months.

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