Ojobo targets league-winning season with Akwa United

Akwa United new signing Markson Ojobo is aiming to win the league title this season.

Akwa United defender Markson Ojobo

The defender, who joined The Promise Keepers from neighbors Rivers United, has his eyes on a fourth league title, having achieved success at defunct Ocean Boys, Bayelsa United and Enyimba.

Akwa United — last season’s runners up — have never won the league title since its establishment 23 years ago.

Ojobo, 26, says he wants to help the Uyo side end their long wait for a league title.

“I have desired to play for Akwa United for sometime now, and I’m happy to be here. I rated the team as one of the best in the country in terms of quality of play, infrastructure and administration,” Ojobo told 234football.

“I came here to add value to the club, to help the club win titles, especially the league. I believe we’ve the quality [to win the league] this season, and we must go for it.”

Akwa United, though, kicked off their 2018-19 league campaign with a shock 1-0 home loss to Elkanemi Warriors on Sunday.

Olorunleke Ojo’s ambitious run into the centre circle in the closing seconds ended disastrously, with the goalkeeper dispossessed and the ball slipped to Ba’akaka Azikoro, who fired in from distance.

The Uyo side will be looking to bounce back when they visit Kano Pillars on Wednesday.