Five Governors for 2016 Federation Cup finals
The Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, will lead his counterparts from Anambra, Nasarawa, Rivers and Bayelsa State as FC IfeanyiUbah battles Nasarawa United in the final of this year’s Federation Cup, scheduled for the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Lagos.
League champions, Rivers Angels, will also clash with Bayelsa Queens in the women’s final.
The women’s final is billed to start at 1.30pm, with the men’s version to begin at 3.30pm.
On its way to the final, Nasarawa United, nicknamed Solid Miners, defeated FC Abuja 1-0 in the Round of 64, beat Go Round FC by the same margin in the Round of 32 and saw off Dynamite United also 1-0 in the Round of 16.
In the quarter finals, the Solid Miners prevailed 4-2 on penalties over 2015 champions Akwa United after both teams finished 0-0 in regulation time, and the Lafia boys then shocked two-time African champions, Enyimba FC, 1-0 in the second semifinal in Ibadan.
FC IfeanyiUbah, nicknamed Anambra Warriors, pipped Ebonyi United 1-0 in the Round of 64 before ejecting last year’s runners-up Lobi Stars also by a lone goal in the Round of 32.
In the Round of 16, they defeated Katsina United 2-0, the same margin of victory they earned over Warri Wolves in the quarterfinals.
In the semifinals, they edged Crown FC 2-1 in Kaduna.
On their part, Rivers Angels edged FC Robo Queens 3-2 in the first round of the women’s competition, walked over Capital City Doves in the second round and saw off Sunshine Queens 2-1 in the quarter finals and Nasarawa Amazons 1-0 in the semi finals.
Bayelsa Queens walked over Martins White Doves in the second round, overpowered COD United Ladies 6-5 on penalties after a 0-0 draw in the quarter finals and edged Delta Queens 4-3 on penalties after a 1-1 draw in regulation time in the semi finals.