Lagos plans big for Federation Cup finals


Lagos State is set to host one of the best Federation Cup finals in recent times as two-time winner Enyimba Football Club of Aba and first time finalists, Warri Wolves Football Club get set to clash in a classical final on September 15, at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Lagos.

The women’s finals will also feature for the first time in the history of the championship, same day, with Rivers Angels Football Club taking on Nasarawa Queens Football Club. Teslim Balogun Stadium will therefore parade the best four clubs in the premier knock-out competition in the country.

Chairman of the Lagos State Football Association, Seyi Akinwunmi expressed gratitude to the Lagos State Governor, His Excellency Babatunde Raji Fashola and the Commissioner for Sports, Wahid Enitan Oshodi for bringing the Federation Cup finals to Lagos for the third consecutive year.

He said hosting the Federation Cup finals in Lagos is another way the State Government demonstrates its commitment to sports development, particularly football, urging the good people of the state to support this move by coming out en-mass to watch the finals.

Akinwunmi who is also a member of the Federation Cup Planning Committee stated that all the logistics needed for a successful hosting is being worked on, adding that a few weeks back, the state had a very successful meeting with the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) on plans for a befitting 2013 finals.

“I must sincerely thank His Excellency, Governor Babatunde Raji Fashola and the Honourable Commissioner for Youth, Sports and Social Development, Hon Wahid Enitan Oshodi for their support and commitment in accepting to host a befitting Federation Cup final for the country. It will be of huge benefit to Nigerians, as it will enable many of our youths to get a feel of the nation’s premier knock-out competition,” Akinwunmi said.

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Source: National Mirror Newspaper

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