‘Don’t over celebrate cup semi win’

By Daily Sports on October 17, 2016

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Nasarawa United head coach Kabir Dogo has charged his wards not to over-celebrate the Federation Cup semifinal victory against former winners Enyimba.

The Solid Miners pipped the People’s Elephant 1-0 in Saturday’s Cup semifinal clash at the Lekan Salami Stadium in Ibadan.

Seun Sogbeso's first-half penalty kick proved adequate to hand the Lafia-based side the cup final ticket.

Dogo said that his side played better than the former Nigerian champions and deserved to win the crunch cup semi clash.

“There was nothing special in the cup semifinals victory against Enyimba, we actually prepared quite well for the game knowing the pedigree of the opposition.

“We know the outcome of the encounter could go either way so we were not surprised we won at the end of the day.

“Enyimba are good side, so are we too, we have met on different fronts, we beat them in the Super Four contest as well as shared the honours in the just-concluded top-flight, so we have the edge over them.

“I can say we are the better and lucky side as well as deserved to win the cup semifinals encounter.

“We will remain in camp to concentrate as well stay focus on the final clash against FC IfeanyiUbah.

“I have equally charged the players to cut short the celebration over the victory against Enyimba.

“I have told them to save the celebration until the trophy is won at the expense of FC IfeanyiUbah.

“I have outright told the players to forget Enyimba’s win but focus on FC IfeanyiUbah, an equally good side.

“We do not want any distraction that will impede on our dream to win the Federation Cup as well as the ticket to Africa.

“We will fight hard in the final, FC IfeanyiUbah are not new to us and will not be able to hurt our dream,” said the former Abubakar Bukola Saraki (ABS) FC coach to supersport.com.

Nasarawa United are in the final for the first time in the history of the oldest cup competition in the land, and will be up against FC IfeanyiUbah in the final billed for Lagos on a date to be decided. (supersport.com)

•Photo shows Kabir Dogo

Source Daily Sports

Posted October 17, 2016


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