Ayeni calls himself 'Oliver Twist' after Enyimba draw, says Akwa United will go for more

Akwa United boss Deji Ayeni

NPFL Ayeni calls himself 'Oliver Twist' after Enyimba draw, says Akwa United will go for more

Jidechi Chidiezie 23:44 - 18.01.2023

The 0-0 for Akwa United draw meant that they had now ended a run of consecutive defeats in five NPFL away games.

Despite picking a point against Enyimba on their visit to Aba, Akwa United boss Deji Ayeni has revealed that although he was impressed, he is not satisfied with the result.

Akwa United picked up their first point of the as they drew 0-0 with the People's Elephants at the Enyimba Stadium in Aba on Wednesday. The draw meant that Akwa United had now ended a run of consecutive defeats in five NPFL away games.

Prior, the Promise Keepers lost 2-0 to Bendel Insurance in their first match of the season, in front of their home fans.

Ayeni says Akwa United will go more

Despite the point, the Akwa United manager was adamant that his side which he described as 'a complete team', can do better than what they achieved against Enyimba.

NPFL 2023: Enyimba 0-0 Akwa United

"Oliver Twist always asks for more. We are not satisfied yet, we'd keep on working on the team, and it will keep developing more on daily basis," Ayeni said in a post-match interview.

"From what we gathered here, we're going to keep working on it for subsequent matches."

"I can't say it's a 2 points loss, it's a very big point for me. That one point have a lot of things it can do. Now we can go to Lafia to get our three maximum points.

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"We have a complete team and a number of players that can come in and contribute their own quota. You can see today that flexibility in our recruitment really helped us. The boys that came in today really showed class. I think it is a very good development for the team by getting a very good development squad."

Akwa United boss praise Enyimba

With the draw, Enyimba sits at the top of Group A with four points, although risks the chance of dropping from the position on Thursday depending on the result of the remaining fixtures for the game week.

NPFL 2023: Enyimba 0-0 Akwa United

Speaking about their performance, Ayeni commended the maturity of the eight-time champions, adding that he had to do what he had to, to get a point off them.

"I give to Enyimba, a very mature side," Ayeni said, "highly rich in records in Nigerian football. But this is an era every coach has to go back and fashion out a strategy to get their points. Hopefully, when we go to Nasarawa, you'd see another rejuvenated Akwa United."

Akwa United will next travel to Jos where they will take on Nasarawa United this weekend.

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