In Salute of Chima Akas.

Good morning All. It’s Saturday, everyone’s favourite morning of the week.

Today we hope to start what should be the first of a monthly series titled ‘the most outstanding player of the month’. Applause applause everyone. Nice.

The series will focus mainly on the most outstanding player of the out gone month and maybe in the days ahead, it will come along with some physical accolade maybe. But for now, we’ll just write about such person and celebrate them here on the blog. The posts should always be on a Saturday, the first Saturday of the new month. Like today :).

Here on the blog we try to be consistent, with our daily posts, blabbing and ranting the best we can and try to make sense of everything that happens from a fans point of view. This blog is not the voice of the club nor are the thoughts shared here representative of the club’s stance. We actually run independently just so everyone would be clear.

Our most outstanding player for the month of May is left back Chima Akas.


I remember a somewhat distress phone call one of the senior players in the team made just after the Super Four in Uyo earlier in the season after news emerged that Akwa United were to unveil Akas. This player was visibly worried and I wondered, Left Back isn’t our biggest headache right now so what’s the fuss? Why lose sleep over the position when you’ve got Aloma and Uwadiegwu?

But there was a strange turn of events and Akas signed as our player. I still was unmoved. Based on his performances as captain of the CHAN Eagles, I was hardly convinced he was going to be any good for us. But he did prove all of us wrong, and my mouth is still stuffed with a humble pie. Maybe not the exceptional left back defender but Akas has come in handy.

I promised to mention that spot kick in Sousse although I’ve mentioned it time and time again already but it was the turn around our season needed. Back home to the League, he was kept his place in the side regardless of the two quality understudy the team boasts of. The only game he has missed was when he was injured.

With the goalscoring returns of last month, he caps a truly magnificent start to his Enyimba career. He fetched us the only goal vs Nasarawa United and his effort fetched the rebound from which Abalogu nailed Wolves. He did score another brilliant free kick against Wikki Tourists in Bauchi, and even though we lost that tie, we know there is a reliable set-piece specialist within the team.

No doubt we have never been in short supply of goalscoring left backs. This blog won’t forget the more recent ones, Ugwu Uwadiegwu and Idris Aloma before Akas but for fetching Enyimba 6 points in the month of May, take a bow Mr Chima Akas. You are the winner of the inaugural ThatEnyimbaFan outstanding player of the month.

Sorry there’s no sponsor yet to hand you a brand new pair of boots but someday perhaps we will get there. 🙂

The League returns tomorrow and we are away at Makurdi to play Nasarawa United. A match preview will be yours on this blog by sunrise.

Enjoy your Saturday and if perhaps you are in Port Harcourt for the finals of the Brown Ideye Challenge, then let’s hook up.

Back tomorrow.



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