FED Cup: Katsina United dare FC Ifeany­iUbah

Daily Trust - - SPORT - By David Ngobua

Na­tional League side, Katsina United have ex­pressed con­fi­dence in their in­abil­ity to cause an­other up­set in the on­go­ing Fed­er­a­tion Cup by beat­ing star stud­ded FC Ifeany­iUbah in their round of 16 match billed for the Ilorin Town­ship Sta­dium.

Katsina United had recorded a sur­pris­ing 1-0 vic­tory over Moun­tain of Fire and Mir­a­cles in the round of 32 in Lokoja to set up to­day’s clash against FC Ifeany­iUbah.

Although the odds favour the ‘Nnewi Mil­lion­aires’, chair­man of Katisna United, Al­haji Aminu Balele Kurfi is op­ti­mistic of an­other vic­tory that will take his side to the quar­ter-fi­nals.

Speak­ing to Daily Trust, the Se­nior Spe­cial As­sis­tant on Sports to Katisna State gover­nor said in as much as Katsina United recog­nise the strength of FC Ifeany­iUbah, they will not give their op­po­nents too much re­spect.

“We are all aware of the fact that FC Ifeany­iUbah be­ing funded by bil­lion­aire busi­ness man, Dr. Ifeanyi Ubah pa­rades some of the best play­ers in the Nige­rian topflight. They have so much money and can do a lot of things.

“We are just a small club play­ing in the lower di­vi­sion. How­ever, we are am­bi­tious and ready to face the challenge be­fore us. We are the un­der­dogs in this con­test and that is good for us.

“Katsina United are highly mo­ti­vated. We have the back­ing of our state gov­ern­ment and the sports lov­ing peo­ple of Katsina State and that for us is the mo­ti­va­tion we need go­ing into this match,” he said.

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