The League Management Company (LMC) Limited has approved the change of name of Akwa Starlets to Dakkada International FC.

The much anticipated approval finally arrived after the club complied with LMC-stipulated requirements.

A letter signed by LMC’s Chief Operating Officer (COO), Salihu Abubakar and addressed to all NPFL clubs, states that “the League Management Company (LMC) hereby approves the change of name, the club will henceforth be known and addressed as DAKKADA INTERNATIONAL FC in all Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) matches and activities”.

Enyimba will be the first opponents to face the third-placed NPFL club as Dakkada Int’l FC this Sunday when the two sides meet in a Match Day Eight fixture in Uyo.