Akwa Ibom United Football Club have won the maiden edition of the Aiteo Cup by defeating Niger Tornadoes of Minna in the final.
Akwa Ibom United defeated their opponent by 3 goals to 2 in the completion which was held at Agege Stadium in Lagos on Sunday.
The game ended in a penalty shoot out.
The Promise Keepers won the trophy (then known as Federation Cup) in 2015 after beating Lobi Stars.
Akwa United made it to the final after defeating Halfa FC, Yobe Stars, Shooting Stars, Katsina United Feeders and Sunshine Stars, scoring a mind blowing 23 goals while conceding just six in seven matches.
Tornadoes on the other hand secured their place in the final after knocking out league Champions Plateau United in the quarter final and last year’s champions FC Ifeanyi Ubah in the semi final.
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The Minna based team won the trophy in 2000.
Today’s final is the third meeting between the two teams.
The Promise Keepers defeated Tornadoes 3-0 in Uyo and lost 1-0 in Minna when they met in the just concluded league season.
With a continental ticket and a whopping N25 million prize money on offer, Coach Abdu Maikaba promised before the match that his team would not leave any stone unturned in the epic final.
With the victory, Akwa Ibom United will join Enyimba to represent Nigeria at the CAF Confederation Cup next year.