The Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN), Oyo State chapter has charged Crown FC of Ogbomoso to make history by qualifying for the final of this year’s Federation Cup.
Crown FC, the only surviving Oyo State representative in the oldest competition in Nigeria, will face FC IfeanyiUbah on September 28 at the Ahmadu Bello Stadium, Kaduna, while Enyimba tackles Nasarawa United on October 9 in the second semi-final billed for the Lekan Salami Stadium, Ibadan.
In a press statement signed by the state chairman of SWAN, Mr Niyi Alebiosu and the association’s Secretary, Mr Adewale Tijani, the body urged Crown FC players to prove bookmakers wrong by qualifying for the final against all odds.
It called on the Ajilete Boys to emulate the defunct Leventis United which created an upset in the competition in 1984 when it defeated the defunct New Nigeria Bank FC and Abiola Babes to lift the coveted trophy.
“It will be a great honour if you can make history and play in the final of the Federation Cup by recording victory over FC IfeanyiUbah in Kaduna,” the statement said.
Meanwhile, the high powered delegation set up by the Oyo State government to boost Crown FC will leave for Kaduna today ahead of the match billed for Wednesday.