Akwa United’s Technical Adviser Abdu Maikaba has stated that his side will respect their opponents in the quarter-finals of the Aiteo Cup.

The Uyo based side will host Katsina United Feeders in the first leg of the tie at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium, Uyo on Wednesday before playing the return leg three days later.

“We have always expressed our desire to win the Federation Cup after our inability to secure a continental berth through the league this season. It was a valiant battle by my boys and I must commend them for that,” Maikaba told Goal.

“We will show utmost respect for whoever emerges as our opponents between both teams and I must state that some teams have helped to light up the Federation Cup this year. What Ngwa FC, Ekiti United and Katsina United Feeders have achieved this year has been very unprecedented. We must thread softly against our quarter-final opponents.” The former Wikki Tourists gaffer concluded.

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