Obiano hails FA Cup champions IfeanyiUbah
Governor of Anambra state, Willie Obiano has congratulated FC IfeanyiUbah for winning this year’s Federation Cup in Lagos on Sunday , describing it as a gift to Anambra state.
The Nnewi based clubside beat their opponents, Nasarawa United 5-4 after a penalty shootout.
The elated governor who spoke through his Senior Special Assistant on Media, James Eze, praised the players and the coaching crew for demonstrating what he called the “Spirit of Anambra” on the field of play.
He said their victory was a product of resilience, focus and determination observing that though the club was a new entrant into Nigerian football, the players had approached the game with a tactical depth that was far ahead of their relative experience at this stage of competitive football.
“The lads showed the kind of resolve and concentration that you do not easily associate with new comers to this level of the game. They had everything going for them – focus, determination, tactical discipline and a hunger for victory.
“Although the Nasarawa boys put up their best effort, it was however easy to see that our boys showed more thirst for victory.
“On behalf of the good people of Anambra State, I congratulate you on this great achievement. It is a gift to Ndi Anambra and a morale booster to our people at a time of great economic depression in the country.
“FC Ifeanyi Ubah has once again proven to Nigeria that Anambra is capable of great things,” he said.
Obiano said the victory was another addition to the great achievement of athletes from the state in the national sports arena.
“Don’t forget that this state has always contributed outstanding athletes to the national pool of talents that have brought honour to Nigeria in the past.
Obiano assured the club of the continued support of his administration as it prepares to represent Nigeria on the continent in the coming season.
” Anambra has always excelled in sports. FC Ifeanyi Ubah is simply following our tradition of excellence in sports,” he said.