Akwa United grabbed their first victory in the 2021 NPFL LaLiga U-15 tournament courtesy of Samuel Effiong’s second half goal at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium, Enugu.
The NPFL LaLiga competition which seeks to draw talents from the U-15 teams of all the 20 clubs in the Nigeria Professional Football League is a result of a technical partnership between the Spanish La Liga and the NPFL which was in effect since 2016.
The junior Promise Keepers began the encounter with a greater share of possession, piling pressure on Abia Warriors until the 63rd minute when Samuel Effiong’s strike broke the barrier.
With a goal already conceded, the young warriors of Abia threw more bodies forward and kept the Promise Keepers under pressure until the final whistle.
Akwa United will likely face Kwara United next.