Abdul Maikaba, the head coach of Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) side, Akwa United, has appealed to the club’s fans and management to be patient with the team.
The Promise Keepers have only picked up one point from a possible six in their first two league fixtures of the new season.
Akwa United were beaten by ABS in their first game last weekend, before being held to a 1-1 draw by Rivers United in midweek.
Maikaba admitted that a draw at home was a poor result, but insisted that they have enough quality to turn things around.
He said: “We are very disappointed that we dropped two points at home. We lost our first match away in week one and we were hoping to win our first home match against Rivers United but that didn’t happen. I am happy that our play is gradually improving. We created lots of goal scoring chances but we couldn’t score. We have to work on that.
“We appreciate the management and fans of this club for the love and support they have given us, but we want them to be patient with us and we will give them the result they need.”
The former Wikki Tourists of Bauchi tactician continued: “I am very happy that we have a very good squad with quality and experience players. The beginning of the season may appear to be difficult with us, but I can assure everyone that we will soon make us proud with positive results.
“This league is a marathon, we still have 36 more matches to play. So, I am confident that the points we have dropped at home we shall pick even more on the road”.
Akwa United’s next match is away to Wikki Tourists this Sunday.