Adoration Football Club of Enugu on Wednesday defeated Star Plus FC of Ngwo 1-0 in the semi-finals of the ongoing FA Cup in the state.
Alexander Bright scored the only goal of the match in the 67th minute of the match played at the Rangers International FC training pitch.
Our correspondent reports that Adoration FC will now face Rangers International FC in the competition’s final match.
The date of that match is yet to be determined by the state Football Association (FA).
Adoration FC’s coach, Ency Enie, in a post-match interview, congratulated his opponents for their resilience and good football play.
He said the match against Star Plus was the toughest his team had played so far this season, either in the national league or in the state FA Cup.
“I never took the match easy because, I know that Stars Plus are a good team, but I was annoyed with my players when the match stood at 0-0 after the first 45 minutes.
“We are supposed to have scored, even if it was one goal before the interval, considering the status between us and them,” Enie said.
The coach however said he was happy that the goal finally came at the right time, when their opponents could not get back into the game.
He then promised that his team would not only qualify to play in the Aiteo Cup, the national competition for the state FA Cup, but would also represent the state well.