FC Ifeanyi Ubah, Nasarawa United Battle For Federation Cup Victory

By Ikenga Chronicles November 6, 2016

FC Ifeanyi Ubah, Nasarawa United Battle For Federation Cup Victory

Nigeria premier league clubs FC Ifeanyi Ubah and Nasarawa United will be gunning for their first-ever major trophy today when they take centre stage in the final of the 2016 Federation Cup. Cup triumph will qualify either team for next year’s CAF Confederation Cup after both of them failed to find a place among the top three teams in the premier league.

Ifeanyi Ubah’s Cameroonian midfielder, Tamen Medrano, who has played every single Federation Cup match for ‘The Anambra Warriors’ this year, was bullish and sure of cup victory inside the Teslim Balogun Stadium in Lagos.

“We are very focused on winning the trophy and so far preparations have gone very well,” he said.

“I can say that the mood in camp is that of unity and sense of purpose. We are on a mission, which is to win the Federation Cup.”

“Personally, every day I wake up, I look at the picture of the trophy on my phone, it motivates me, and I can tell you my teammates are very motivated too.”

“We will do our very best to win the trophy.”

Ivorian forward Seka Pascal and the Brazilian Alberico Da Silva are all available for Sunday’s final after returning from injuries.

To reach this cup final, the Billionaire club were some 90 seconds to a penalty shootout against amateur side Ebony United in the 1st round.

On the other hand, Nasarawa, who have enjoyed a superiority over their opponents in the league, have been lifted by their deserved win over Enyimba in the semi-final. Club boss Isaac Danladi said they are the hungrier of the two teams as the cup will offer them another chance to play international football after they crashed out of last year’s CAF Confederation Cup.

This is our chance to win the cup after we crashed out in the quarterfinal two years ago and the semi-finals the previous year,” said the Nasarawa chairman, who won the club promotion in 2011.

“We hope to take the trophy back to Lafia to the people of Nasarawa State.”

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