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Fed Cup: Lobi target trophy

Lobi Stars want 2013 Federation Cup trophy

Posted: 30 July 2013 Time: 3:33 pm

Lobi Stars are aiming to make up for last season's Final loss to Heartland by winning the 2013 Federation Cup this year.

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After a nail biting 5-4 penalty win over ABS FC in the round of 16, the Benue State-owned club face NNL side Akwa Starlets in the quarter-final in Enugu on July 31, and the vice-chairman of the club Dominic Iorfa is intent on making it to the final again.

"It is not over until it’s over at the Teslim Balogun Stadium in Lagos in the Final, and until then we must caution ourselves and learn to celebrate our wins with utmost decorum," Iorfa said after Lobi's win over ABS.

"Our mission and objective was clear from the beginning of this competition, it is to lift the coveted trophy in our second attempt in two years because our sports loving Governor, Dr. Gabriel Suswan and the good people of Benue State deserve a silverware for their support."

Lobi were beaten 2-1 by Heartland in last year's Final played at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, after a late goal by Brendan Ogbu helped the Naze Millionaires to victory over the Suswan Boys who last lifted the trophy in 2003.

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Article by: Uche George Egbe

Previous comments on this story...

Anonymous
posted: 09:36 pm
You people are joking, Heartland will still win it for the 3rd time.
Anonymous
posted: 09:42 pm
3rd time in a row.
Eligreat faith&works
posted: 12:16 pm
Akwa starlets will shock everyone today
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