Akwa United FC’s Struggles Continue: Goalless Draw and Missing Star Cyril Olisema Amplify Frustration

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It was a familiar tale for Akwa United, one of despondency that unfolds at the end of their matches. The echoes of disappointment reverberate from the pitch to the stands, punctuated by the frustration of dropped points. The fans at Eket Stadium, their adopted home ground, expressed their displeasure with boos as Akwa United once again failed to find the back of the net, resulting in a goalless draw against Shooting Stars.

For Akwa United, the script has been consistent – more possession, plenty of missed chances, but a glaring lack of cutting edge that leaves them wanting in the victory department. This latest result extends their winless streak, yielding just two points out of a possible twelve.

The club’s management has reacted swiftly, reading the riot act to Fatai Osho, his coaching staff, and the players. The frustration on and off the pitch was palpable, with the big-spending Akwa United failing to make a significant impact despite their investments in the transfer window.

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Much of the concern surrounding Akwa United’s season centers on the absence of star player Cyril Olisema, whose injury setbacks have hampered the team’s performance. The hope was that Olisema, the one attacking player expected to provide a substantial boost to their goal-scoring prospects, would be the difference-maker, but he remains unavailable.

Cyril Olisema’s influence on the team was evident in preseason, where he showcased his goal-scoring prowess and ability to link up effectively with the newly acquired players. His absence has left a void in Akwa United’s attacking strategy.

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Manager Fatai Osho is anxiously awaiting Olisema’s return to bolster the team’s attacking options. Throughout his tenure, injuries have plagued the squad, and having their star player back is a priority.

Sitting at the wrong end of the table with just two points from four matches, Akwa United is determined to turn the tide and secure their first win of the season when they face Bendel Insurance in Benin this weekend. Their hopes hinge on the recovery of Cyril Olisema and the restoration of their attacking prowess.