Dakkada F.C

Arena/Stadium: Nest of Champions Stadium, Uyo

Owners – Government of Akwa Ibom State

Chairman: Aniedi Dickson

Manager: Caleb Esu

Nickname(s): N/A

Founded: 2004

 History
Season League Rank Played Points W/D/L Goals Players
2019/2020 NPFL 8 26 34 8/10/8 26:26

Dakkada FC was established in 2004 as Akwa Starlets and joined the Nigerian Professional football league (NPFL) at the start of the 2019/20 season. The club is based in Uyo, the capital of Akwa Ibom in South-South region of Nigeria and plays its home fixtures at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium, which it shares with Akwa United.

In October 2019, the name Dakkada FC replaced Akwa Starlets to reflect state’s policy philosophy, Dakkada, aimed at inspiring the people to the path of greatness through economic and social activities such as sports, recreation and entertainment. Akwa Starlets was set up by the vision of a former State Commissioner for Sports, Professor Chris Ekong to be the youth team of the State-owned Akwa United and created to be transition channel identifying young talents and preparing them to feed Akwa United. The team’s first stint in the national domestic scene was in the Nigerian National Amateur League 1. The visio

n paid off, producing the likes of Ezekiel Bassey (former Akwa United and Enyimba winger), Aniekeme Asuquo (former Akwa United and U-20 International) and a host of others who began their respective careers at the club. Dakkada’s continued push in the lower league paid off in the 2018/2019 season, when they won eight of their ten games all season and earned a place in the playoffs from which they picked a slot to play in the NPFL. Dakkada’s underdog tag in their first season in the NPFL motivated them to dominate the scenes in the early stages of the campaign, stunning the likes of Rangers International 2-0 away at the Cathederal, as well as Enyimba and Rivers United at home.

In the mix was also losses at home to city rivals, Akwa United FC, Kano Pillars, Nasarawa United, while Rangers restored some pride by also edging them 3-2 in Uyo. Asides the impressive performances recorded by the team’s technical crew led by Caleb Esu in their first sojourn in the elite division massive talents were added to the NPFL fray in the mold of: Moses Effiong; Isaac Bassey; Osimaga Duke; Imo Obot; Femi Ajayi; Alalibo Somian; Eso Archibong and a number of others, while the experience brought to bear by the likes of Aniekan Ekpe, Utibe Archhibong and Harrison Ibukun also gave the team an edge. Dakkada FC finished eight on the log after the Point per Game (PPG) classification after the 2019/20 campaign was brought to a halt following the lockdown occasioned by the dreadful Corona Virus pandemic

2019/2020 NPFL League Table

PosClubPWDLFAGDPts
125147436152149
225136628151345
32512762619743
42410772520537
520113630201036
62581162322135
72481062718934
82681082626034
9259792729-234
10249781825-734
11249692523233
1225103122528-333
132595112121032
142587101919031
152587102324-131
162586112328-530
172585122727029
182592142535-1029
192584132333-1028
202562171747-3020

2020/2021 NPFL League Table

PosClubPWDLFAGDPts
1381914553242971
238181284133866
3381981148282065
4382051355381765
538197123829964
6381891148361263
7381881243311262
838177144339458
9381491545351051
10381312133435-151
1138155183747-1050
1238147173542-749
1338139164350-748
14381211154842647
1538129174047-745
16381112152839-1145
17381110172946-1743
1838118193045-1541
1938912173350-1739
2038510232055-3525

Results

Nest of Champions, Uyo

New Jos Stadium, Jos

Nest of Champions, Uyo

Muhammadu Dikko Stadium

Nest of Champions, Uyo

Sani Abacha Stadium

Nest of Champions, Uyo

Pantami Stadium, Gombe

Nest of Champions, Uyo

Enyimba International Stadium

Nest of Champions, Uyo

Warri Township Stadium

Akure Township Stadium

Nest of Champions, Uyo

Agege Stadium, Lagos

Nest of Champions, Uyo

Ahmadu Bello Stadium, Kaduna

Nest of Champions, Uyo

Yakubu Gowon Stadium

Nest of Champions, Uyo

Enyimba International Stadium

Nest of Champions, Uyo

Lafia Township Stadium

Nest of Champions, Uyo

Pantanmi Stadium, Gombe

Nest of Champions, Uyo

Nest of Champions, Uyo

Okigwe Township stadium

Kwara Sports Stadium, Ilorin

Nest of Champions, Uyo

Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium

Nest of Champions, Uyo

Nest of Champions, Uyo

Aper Aku Stadium

Nest of Champions, Uyo

FC Ifeanyi Ubah International Stadium

Nest of Champions, Uyo

Godswill Akpabio International Stadium

Warri Township Stadium

Nest of Champions, Uyo

FC Ifeanyi Ubah International Stadium

Nest of Champions, Uyo

Sani Abacha Stadium

Nest of Champions, Uyo

New Jos Stadium, Jos

Godswill Akpabio International Stadium

Nest of Champions, Uyo

Pantami Stadium, Gombe

Nest of Champions, Uyo

Aper Aku Stadium

Nest of Champions, Uyo

Nest of Champions, Uyo

Agege Stadium, Lagos

Nest of Champions, Uyo

Akure Township Stadium

Nest of Champions, Uyo

Muhammadu Dikko Stadium

Nest of Champions, Uyo

Umuahia Township Stadium

Nest of Champions, Uyo

Nest of Champions, Uyo

Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium

Nest of Champions, Uyo

Okigwe Township stadium

Kwara Sports Stadium, Ilorin

Leagues
Nigeria Professional Football League
Seasons
NPFL 2019/2020, NPFL 2020/2021
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