Paul Obata wants Akwa United to return from break with a bang

The Promise Keepers attacker says they are targeting an impressive return to the league when it resumes from the World Cup hiatus next month

Akwa United striker Paul Obata has affirmed that they are determined to return to the league from the World Cup break with a bang.

The Nigeria Professional Football League went on break on June 13 because of the world showpiece holding in Russia and hostilities will begin in the domestic campaign on July 18 with the Promise Keepers on an away trip with Kwara United.

Obata who joined the Uyo side during the mid-season transfer assures that Akwa United players are exerting themselves vigorously to ensure that they add to the woes of the Harmony Boys by the time the game comes up in Ilorin.

“Yes, we have resumed for the continuation of the league season and we have started very strenuous training with a view to make us regain match fitness after the break we had,” Obata told Goal.

“We are targeting an away win against Kwara United and we are doing everything possible to keep us in shape before that game. We have been engaging in very intensive training sessions and all the players have been involved in. We are happy that we do not have any injury worries.

“We want to add to the woes of Kwara United because we know that an away win at this period will take us closer to our ambition of winning the league title at the end of the season. We have done well in some of away recent away games and we want to continue with that trend against them.

The attacker further opined that despite his impressive start for Akwa United he still wants to keep a low profile and strives to convert as many chances as he could to ensure that he contributes his own quota to the Promise Keepers desire to win the league title.

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“I am delighted that I have been able to score two goals but I won’t let that get into my head,” Obata continued.

“It is my desire to get as many goals as possible for my club. I will take every opportunity that comes my way. I know I made the right decision to come here and I will do everything possible to support our quest to win the league title.”

Akwa United are second in the league table with 41 points from 24 matches.