Akwa United midfield ace, Yusuf Adio has sent a message to the fans of the Promise Keepers to forget the struggles of last season, as the team prepare to tackle the 2017 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) campaign.
The Uyo-based side failed to sparkle and finished in an unfashionable position at the end of the 2016 season.
Now, Adio is insisting he doesn’t expect the same thing to happen in the 2017 campaign.
“We were out of sorts at some stage last season. The team was eliminated in the CAF Confederations Cup and the Federation Cup but I can tell you that we have learnt lessons from that,” Adio told Goal.
“The team actually grew during those trying period, and that showed in the closing stages.
“The positives gained from last season, plus the form we have showed in our preparation for the new campaign should tell everyone this is a different Akwa United.