Abia Warriors FC of Umuahia ended the year 2023 with an emphatic win over visiting Gombe United at the Umuahia Township Stadium. The Coach Erasmus Onuh tutored side will look to consolidate on that victory when they meet Akwa United FC at Eket Township Stadium in a Match Day 17 encounter.
The two sides met at the magnificent Godswill Akpabio International Stadium, Uyo, in a pre-season game and the Pride of Abia bested their neighbors with a 3-1 victory.
Chinemerem ‘Meme’ Okike is down with malaria. Chidera Ugwunna is out with groin injury and Kelechi Nnochiri is still out with an ankle injury. Dehinde Ibrahim and Collins Nwoburuoke complete the injury list.
Ojonugwa Adejoh, Ozor Philip, Ifeanyi Anaemena, Ugwunna Felix, Chidera Olisaegbo, and Sunday Megwo are back in the fold.