Former Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) champions, Akwa United have congratulated newly crowned champions Rivers United.
Rivers United won the 2021/2022 NPFL title after Plateau United suffered a 2-1 loss to Akwa United in Matchday 35 of the NPFL.
Akwa United in a message through it’s chairman, Elder Paul Bassey said Rivers United were worthy champions as they have been consistent .
“On behalf of Akwa United Football Club, we wish to congratulate Rivers United Football Club for winning the 2021/2022 Nigeria Professional Football League title even with three matches before the official end of the season.
“There is no doubt that Rivers Utd have been the in-form team throughout the season with some great results.
“With such consistent performances throughout the season, I must say that the Pride of Rivers are worthy champions of Nigeria this season and they truly deserve the crown.
“We know that winning the league comes with a big responsibility of representing the country at the continental level.
“We wish Rivers United a successful outing in next year’s CAF Champions League competition.”