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Akwa United Football Club is a Nigerian football club based in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State Nigeria. The club play in the first division of Nigerian football, the Nigeria Professional Football League. Godswill Akpabio International Stadium is the official home ground of the Akwa Ibom base side. 


Akwa United anthem was written and composed by Mr. Joel Abel after getting approval from a Five-Man panel chaired by the Head of Music Department, University of Uyo Dr. Isaac Udoh.


Verse 1.) Akwa United our darling team, Our Mighty team with courageous mind.
We celebrate our winning might, God’s power and strength we possess everyday.

Akwa United, Mighty United, winning our culture go for goal, we celebrate our winning might, God’s power and strength we possess everyday.

Verse 2.) With dedication and selflessness, We rise to serve with God’s strength and power.
Promise Keepers, our darling team, in love we stand to defend and to strike.


Nigeria Professional Football League

  • Champions: 2020–21

Nigeria FA Cup

  • Winners: 2015, 2017

Nigeria Super Cup

  • Winners: 2015

Performances in CAF competitions[edit]

CAF Champions League

  • 2021–22 – First round

CAF Confederation Cup

  • 2016 – First round
  • 2018 – Third round
  • Management staff

    Position Name
    Chairman AKWA UNITED ANTHEM Paul Bassey
    Team manager AKWA UNITED ANTHEM Emmanuel Udoh
    Secretary AKWA UNITED ANTHEM Omon Bassey
    Accountant AKWA UNITED ANTHEM Mary Akpaidiok
    Welfare officer AKWA UNITED ANTHEM Asuquo Samuel
    Media manager Nigeria Mfon Patrick
    Cashier Nigeria Idara Ekong
    Camp commandant Nigeria Anietie Christo Davies

Kit information

Period Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor
1996–2017 None
2017–2022 Owu Sportswear
2022– 1xBet


Managerial history

Akwa United Head Coaches since 1997–1998 Nigeria football season

Season Name League
1997–1998  Benard Ogbe NNL
1998–1999  Henry Nwosu NNL
1999–2000  Henry Nwosu NNL
2000–2001  Anietie Ukpa NNL
2001–2002  Anietie Ukpa NNL
2002–2003  Henry Nwosu NNL
2003–2004  Henry Nwosu NNL
2004–2005  Emmanuel King NNL
2005–2006  Charles Bassey NNL
2006–2007  Charles Bassey NNL
2007–2008  Emmanuel Deutsch NNL
2008–2009  Ime Uko NPFL
2008–2009  Godwin Uwua NPFL
2008–2009  Patrick Udoh NPFL
2009–2010  Bernard Ogbe NNL
2010–2011  Solomon Ogbeide NNL
2011–2012  Solomon Ogbeide 2011–12 NPFL
2012–2013  Patrick Udoh 2012–13 NPFL
2013–2014  Justin Tenger 2013–14 NPFL
2014–2015  Zachary Baraje 2014–15 NPFL
2015–2016  Maurice Cooreman 2015–16 NPFL
2016–2017  Abdullahi Maikaba 2016–17 NPFL
2017–2018  Abdullahi Maikaba 2017–18 NPFL
2018–2019  Rafael Everton 2018–19 NPFL
2019 –  John Obuh 2019–20 NPFL
2019 –  Kennedy Boboye 2019–20 NPFL


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