IfeanyiUbah, Lobi in Federation Cup Cracker


FC Ifeanyi Ubah will be aiming to get back to winning ways when it takes on Lobi Stars today in a Federation Cup Round of 32 encounter at the U.J Esuene Stadium in Calabar.
Ahead of the clash, Chairman of FC Ifeanyi Ubah, Chukwuma Ubah disclosed yesterday that nothing short of a win will be acceptable.

The chairman said that a win will help make up for the back-to-back losses in the Nigerian Professional Football League (NPFL).

“We hope to make up for the losses in our recent matches by getting a win in tomorrow’s match.”
Ubah also disclosed that he has had a word with the players who are aware of the importance of today’s match.

After losing its first two games of the return stanza of the 2015/16 NPFL season, the Anambra Warriors’ chairman asked for patience from the FC Ifeanyi Ubah fans.
Meanwhile, the NFF has agreed to shift Enyimba’s clash with El kanemi due to the continental engagement of the Aba team.

The People’s Elephant, winners of Africa’s most prestigious club competition in 2003 and 2004, host Zamalek of Egypt at the Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium in one of the Day 1 matches of the group stage of this year’s CAF Champions League.

“Enyimba has appealed for postponement of the encounter, and the NFF has granted this plea. They are flying Nigeria’s flag and the NFF has promised to give them all the support in their quest for glory,” Emmanuel Adesanya, Head of Federation Cup announced yesterday.

However, the remaining 15 matches of the men’s competition and eight matches of the women’s competition will take place today and tomorrow, with Abuja, Makurdi, Enugu and Lokoja hosting three matches each.
The encounter between Plateau United and Dreams FC of Makurdi, earlier slated for Damaturu, has been moved to Abuja, while the Crown FC/Niger Tornadoes clash will now take place in Benin City instead of Akure.

Eleven matches of the men’s competition and three matches of the women’s competition will take place today, with high-riding Rivers United up against Kaduna United in Makurdi, Enugu Rangers against ABS FC in Bauchi, Shooting Stars testing Almar FC in Agege (Lagos), Kano Pillars up against Prime FC in Lokoja.

The women’s competition is in the Round of 16, and Cup holders Sunshine Queens battle Osun Babes in Ibadan, Delta Queens take on Ibom Angels at the Dan Anyiam Stadium, Owerri and Katsina Queens tackle Gift of Life FC in Abuja