Akwa United defender, Emmanuel Ariwa has said that the current squad is better than the one of last season and equally better than the one that people saw at the beginning of the season.

The mercurial defender told in an exclusive interview, that it gives him joy that Akwa United are gradually moving from bottom to top in the league.

Ariwa also noted that there is a complete improvement in the team, which is responsible for their recent good run of form.

“Our team has taken shape now and we now play better than last season. I can boldly say that we now have a better team than last season.

“Everybody can see from our form that we are gradually moving from bottom to top in the league and that’s a thing of joy; we are going to give everything to sustain the tempo.

“The team has recorded improvement in every department of the game because we have played better this season, even more than we have done in other seasons,” enthused Ariwa.