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Akwa United extends Kennedy Boboye’s contract

Akwa United extends Kennedy Boboye's contract

Akwa United head coach Kennedy Boboye has signed a one-year contract extension that will keep him at the club till the end of the 2020/2021 football season.

Boboye joined Akwa United in December 2019 following a run of poor results under former Coach John Obuh, which left the team in 16th position.

The former Plateau United coach guided the Promise Keepers to a sixth-placed finish last season, before the league was suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Chairman of Akwa United, Elder Paul Bassey said the new deal signed by Boboye is among the best deals in Nigeria.

“The contract that can be compared to any of the clubs in this country, he has coached big teams before, he has just come from Plateau United, for him to accept our contract, it means he is at par with some of the best in the country.

“We have found it fit to extend his contract by one year, that is why we are doing this unveiling, we will unveil the players later.

“Most of you know and I stand to be corrected, Akwa United boost the best unveiling event in this country, we do it in a big way, we pack everybody to the stadium, the best stadium in the country and one of the best in the world.”

On his part, Boboye said he is happy to remain with the club, despite having offers from other clubs at the end of last season, describing Akwa United as a family.

“I am happy to have extended my contract here,” Boboye said.

“It is not about the money, I had offers elsewhere after the league ended last season, but I think I made a family here on the ground, before my coming, people have been talking about Akwa United and the good finances they used to have, but I have learned that you have to live as a family and that is the first motto of the club.

“You can’t just go anywhere when you meet a place that takes you as one of them and that is why I am here,” Boboye concluded.

Akwa United is the fourth club of Boboye’s coaching career and has had spells at Sunshine Stars, Abia Warriors and Remo Stars as well as Plateau United, where he won the NPFL title in 2017.

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