Bello Kofarmata of IfeanyiUbah (left) up against Samson Gbadebo of Nasarawa United in the 2016 Federation Cup final
Monday Nov 07, 2016. 14:29
Players of Nasarawa United lost a special cash gift of a million Naira-man and plots of land in Karu after they lost the final of the Federation Cup to FC IfeanyiUbah.
Nasarawa lost a close contest 5-4 on penalties in Sunday’s cup final.
“His excellency the Governor of Nasarawa State promised the boys plots of land and a million Naira each to win the cup, but it was not meant to be,” said Nasarawa chairman Isaac Danladi.
“They should still be commended and appreciated for this yeoman’s job.”
The club boss lamented that his team were not lucky on the day even with Governor Tanko Al Makura watching from the stands of the Teslim Balogun Stadium in Lagos.
“We were the better team, but IfeanyiUbah were the luckier side and their tactics were more effective,” he reviewed.
“They did everything to drag the game to penalties, which they had practiced seriously before this match.
“And a penalty shootout is anybody’s game.”
By Kola Daniel