Nigeria Premier League side, Akwa United have appointed the duo of Godspower Igudia and Ubong Friday as the club’s new vice-captain and assistant captain ahead of the 2018-2019 season.
The Akwa-Ibom-based club who unveiled their new coach on Monday is gearing up for the new season after they returned from the season break hoping to fight for a continental spot next.
The club disclosed the changes in hierachy through its chairman, Elder Paul Bassey on Thursday.
A statement on Awka official Twitter account said, “The management of Akwa United have appointed experienced defender Godspower Igudia and winger Ubong Friday as new Vice and Assistant Captain of the club respectively.
“Chairman of the club Elder Paul Bassey made the announcement at the training pitch before the team’s pre-season training session in Uyo.
“Igudia and Friday will deputise substantive Captain Otobong Effiong following the departure of Former Vice Captain and Super Eagles defender Ariwachukwu Emmanuel.
“Godspower Igudia is a national team player with the Super Sand Eagles (Beach Soccer Team), while Ubong Friday was part of the Super Eagles team that featured at the WAFU Cup tournament in Ghana last year.
“The duo are the longest serving players in the club after captain Otobong Effiong,” the statement added.