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Dakkada F.C.
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Full nameDakkada Football Club
Founded2004; 19 years ago (2004)
StadiumGodswill Akpabio International Stadium
OwnerGovernment of Akwa Ibom State
ChairmanAniedi Dickson
Head CoachUmar Danlami Kwasau
LeagueNigeria National League
2022–23Nigerian Professional Football League, 10th of 10th

Dakkada Football Club (formerly Akwa Starlets Football Club) is a Nigerian football club. They played in the Nigerian Professional Football League after they gained promotion from the Nigeria National League on 22 July 2019.[1][2]In May 2023, the club relegated to the Nigeria National League.[3]


Dakkada FC, formerly Akwa Starlets FC was founded in 2004 by the Akwa Ibom State Government through the then Commissioner for Youths and Sports Chris Ekong as the junior team of Akwa United FC When Dakkada FC was formed they first played in the Nigerian National Amateur League 1 and gradually gained promotions.[4] In September 2019, Akwa Starlet was crowned the 2019 Champion of the Nigeria National League.[5] On the 31 October 2019, the club management officially re-branded the club changing the name from Akwa Starlet FC to Dakkada FC.[6] Dakkada FC is located in Uyo, Akwa Ibom state. Their home stadium is the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium.

In 2019, they won a promotion to play in the 2019–2020 season of the Nigerian tier-1 club competition, the Nigerian Professional Football League.[7]

In May 2023, after four years in the Nigeria Professional Football League, the club was relegated to the Nigeria National League. According to Nigeria Sports News, the team relegated as a result of "poor recruitment".[3]

Current squad[edit]

As of 30 December 2020

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Pos. Nation Player
1 GK Nigeria NGA Adewale Oramade
3 DF Nigeria NGA Ubong Williams
6 MF Nigeria NGA Isaac George
8 DF Nigeria NGA Arinze Abuka
9 Nigeria NGA Phillip Archibong
10 FW Nigeria NGA Aniekan Ekpe
12 FW Nigeria NGA Adamu Yazid
13 GK Nigeria NGA Thomas Omokhudu
14 Nigeria NGA Ibrahim Abiola
15 DF Nigeria NGA Olawale Doyeri
18 Nigeria NGA Godwin Inamoto
No. Pos. Nation Player
19 Nigeria NGA Ubong Idio
21 Nigeria NGA Peter Eletu
23 MF Nigeria NGA Muritala Lawal
24 Nigeria NGA Samuel Akpan
25 Nigeria NGA Unwana Asuquo
26 Nigeria NGA Solomon Chigozie
28 DF Nigeria NGA Francis Odinaka
29 Nigeria NGA Ukeme Umoh
30 DF Nigeria NGA Christian Ekong
34 Nigeria NGA Emmanuel Charles
40 MF Nigeria NGA Afeez Awakan


  1. ^ "NPFL: Warri Wolves, Akwa Starlets, Jigawa Stars, Adamawa United gain promotion | Goal.com". www.goal.com. Retrieved 2019-11-30.
  2. ^ "Enugu Rangers sack coach after home defeat to Akwa Starlet". FCNaija. Retrieved 2019-11-30.
  3. ^ a b "Dakkada FC, Ibom Youth and Ibom Angels relegated - Nigeria Sports News". 2023-05-23. Retrieved 2023-05-23.
  4. ^ "NPFL sides looking to avoid giant-killing | Goal.com". www.goal.com. Retrieved 2019-11-30.
  5. ^ Oyero, Kingsley (2019-09-16). "Akwa Starlets crowned 2019 NNL Champions". Latest Sports News In Nigeria. Retrieved 2019-12-01.
  6. ^ "Akwa Starlets renamed Dakkada FC". SportsCompass. 2019-10-31. Retrieved 2019-11-30.
  7. ^ "Akwa United plead for patience as team prepare for Sunshine Stars". guardian.ng. Archived from the original on 2021-05-07. Retrieved 2019-11-30.