Fc IfeanyiUbah also known as Anambra Warriors have won the 2016 edition of the Federation Cup. The feat was achieved through a 5-4 penalty win over Nasarawa United after the game ended goalless at full-time.
The Anambra Warriors will now represent Nigeria at the continental level in the CAF Confederations Cup next season.
In the Female final played earlier, Rivers Angels triumphed over Bayelsa Queens 5-3 via penalties also after the game ended a goal apiece after regulation time.
Before the crucial match, Governor of Anambra State, Chief Willie Obiano, had expressed his support for the players of Ifeanyi Ubah FC
and charged players to go all out for victory against Nassarawa United and bring the coveted trophy home to Anambra.
“I have followed their progress in the league this season and I am impressed with their performance so far. I think the club has had a remarkable season. They have demonstrated the spirit of Anambra, the spirit of excellence. Their appearance in the Federation Cup final did not take me by surprise because I know what our people can achieve.”
Describing the performance of the club this season as nothing short of phenomenal, Governor Obiano declared that nothing short of victory would be good enough for the club and for Anambra State.
He lauded the international outlook of the club with the presence of players from Brazil whom he said now feel safe enough to ply their trade in the state and expressed optimism that the Nigerian league would improve with the influx of more talents from across the world.
He commended the management of the club for steering it to the pinnacle of Nigerian football in so short a time and expressed hope that it’s efforts would yield positive fruits with a Federation Cup victory.
There was jubilation across Anambra state as news of the Club’s victory hit the air waves.