Energetic midfielder Dare Ojo has told www.aclsports.com that he is confident of winning titles and the love of fans at his new Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) club Akwa United.
Ojo, 25, was one of fifteen new players unveiled by Akwa United on Monday at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium in Uyo.
Dare Ojo had long been linked with a move to the Promise Keepers in the past three seasons but he has persisted with clubs playing continental football for the country.
“It’s been long that Akwa United have wanted me to come to the club but due to some reasons I have not been here.
“I thank God for bringing me here at last,” Ojo told www.aclsports.com
No fewer than four out of the fifteen players unveiled on Monday are midfield specialists, making the competition for places something worth imagined.
Ifeanyi Ifeanyi, Samuel Mathias, Morice Chukwu all play in same position as Ojo but the Ilesa, Osun state born midfielder – a member of the 2016 NPFL All Stars squad to Spain – has absolute confidence in his own abilities.
Ojo continued: “I’m not fighting with anybody for any position, but I’ll just make sure I work hard to make sure I get playing time in the team.
“The calibre of players in the team is a very fantastic set of players, very good players. I’ve played against some of them but I know by the special grace of God that I will get playing time.”
Dare Ojo is known for his range of passing and above all good shooting accuracy which culminates in long range goals, something that has won him lots of love at his previous clubs Kwara United and Enyimba.
He also believes he will be loved in Uyo by the time he starts cracking home those worldies.
“I’ve been loved at every club I played and I’m very very sure that I will be loved here also.
“Even in training and friendly matches, I’ve been scoring long range efforts here and I believe I can also do that in the league by God’s grace,” added Ojo who played for Lobi Stars last season.
Akwa United have not won Nigeria’s top flight in their history and that is the mandate given to the team’s head coach John Obuh and his deputy Duke Udi who were also both unveiled on Monday.
Ojo sees that as an achievable venture.
“It is very very achievable. Sure. With the calibre of players we have, we can win the league and even the Aiteo Cup and at the very least, a continental ticket,” he submitted.
Akwa United travel to newly promoted Warri Wolves for their Match Day One fixture in the 2019/20 season this Sunday at the Warri Township Stadium.