Akwa United got their campaign at the Naija Super 8 off to a winning start after pipping Yobe Stars 2-1 in Group B opener at the Mobolaji Johnson Arena, Lagos on Saturday.
Chukwuebuka Anthony gave Akwa United the lead in the 33rd minute with a powerful header off James Ajako’s delivery from a corner kick.
In the 42nd minute Cyril Olisema made it 2-0 with an exquisite finish from outside the box.
Ten minutes into the second half Yobe Stars pulled a goal back off a superb free-kick by Emmanuel James.
The second Group B game will see Rivers United take on Lobi Stars.
In the first game of the week long tournament on Friday Remo defeated Enyimba 2-1.