Akwa United Football Club is a Nigerian football club based in Uyo. They play in the first division of Nigerian football, the Nigeria Professional Football League. Akwa Ibom Stadium is the club’s home stadium.
Akwa United was founded by the Military Administrator of Akwa Ibom State, Navy Captain Joseph Adeusi in December, 1996. The Government of Akwa Ibom State swiftly bought over the slot of the defunct NITEL Vasco Da Gama of Enugu when its management announced the disbandment of the club late November 1996.
They were relegated back to the Pro League Division 1 on the final day of the 2008–09 season by goal differential after Zamfara United won 9–0. Won their first major trophy in November 2015, when they defeated Lobi Stars of Makurdi 2-1 at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Lagos, to clinch the Federation Cup