Supreme Court reach FCT Fed Cup quar­ter - fi­nal

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Nigeria Na­tional League (NNL) side, Supreme Court FC of Abuja yes­ter­day over­came scare from a non-league side Lugbe United to book a pas­sage into the last eight of the on­go­ing Federal Cap­i­tal Ter­ri­tory (FCT) Fed­er­a­tion Cup.

The Apex Boys, as the team is called had to over­come Lugbe United af­ter a penalty shoot-out which ended 6-5 in their favour. Be­fore the match went into straight penalty, Supreme Court FC went ahead of the phys­i­cal­lyem­bod­ied Lugbe side in the 75th minute but a blun­der from Supreme Court de­fender, Owe­i­cho Edoka and goal­keeper Daniel Uche gifted Peter Anger of Lugbe United a 90th minute equal­izer.

Irked by the lack­lus­ter of his boys dur­ing the sec­ond stage of the com­pe­ti­tion de­cided at Old Pa­rade Ground, Abuja, Supreme Court FC Head Coach Henry Hag­gai told the play­ers to brace up and be ready to face fu­ture chal­lenges other than fo­cus on any per­sonal achieve­ments or dis­trac­tions.

Coach Hag­gai fur­ther as­serted “our goal is to make the team un­der­stand that matches are not the same and that teams are dif­fer­ent from the other. We will keep talk­ing, is only left for the play­ers to im­ple­ment what they are told. There were no ma­jor changes in to­day’s game even though we have some in­jury con­cerns be­fore the game.

“Even when I was aware for a train­ing pro­gramme, my as­sis­tant has al­ways done well. We will con­tinue to take ev­ery game as it comes.”

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