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Federation Cup: Nasarawa Utd for final Beats Enyimba 1-0

October 16, 2016

• NFF rules on Crown/IfeanyiUbah next week

NASARAWA United on Saturday booked a place in the final of this year’s Federation Cup following a 1-0 victory over Enyimba FC of Aba.

The semi-final match of the competition otherwise known as the Challenge Cup was played at the Lekan Salami Stadium, Ibadan.

Seun Sogbeso scored what turned out to be the match winner in the 29th minute when he converted a penalty kick awarded his side after Bashir Abdulraman had been fouled in the box.

Enyimba goalkeeper, Theophilus Afelokhai saved his side from further embarrassment as the Solid Miners went on the rampage to ensure their qualification for their first-ever Federation Cup final.

Meanwhile, the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF)  will decide on the inconclusive Federation Cup semi-final match between Crown FC and FC IfeanyiUbah next week.

Head, Federation Cup of the NFF, Adesanya Emmanuel, told Tribunesport in Ibadan on Saturday shortly after the Enyimba -Nasarawa United fixture.

“We are aware of the fact that expectations are high on the outcome of the disciplinary committee report on the match. I can say authoritatively that the committee will come out with a decision before the date of the final, specifically in a week’s time and that will definitely douse the tension that has been brewing all this while,” Adesanya said.

Tribunesport recalls that the match was disrupted in the 88th minute after a goal scored by Crown FC was disallowed by the centre referee, a development which elicited wild reaction from football fans at the Ahmadu Bello Stadium, Kaduna.

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