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2019 FCT FA Cup: Innocent’s goal ends Supreme Court FC’s title defence

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2019 FCT FA Cup: Innocent’s goal ends Supreme Court FC’s title defence

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Abuja, April 26, 2019 Christian Innocent on Friday scored the only goal to help EFCC FC of Abuja kick city rivals Supreme Court FC out of the 2019 FCT FA Cup at the semi-final stage.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Innocent scored for EFCC FC in the 80th minute to give his team a chance to play in the final match.

In the match played at the Area 3 football pitch, both teams fought hard in the first half but could not convert their first half scoring chances into goal.

Speaking after the match, the coach of EFCC FC, Shola Popo, said his team would go back home and prepare hard for the final match on Sunday.

“I’m  happy that we won our semi-final match against Supreme Court FC. They have a good set of players, but we are able to defeat them towards the end of the game.

“We now need to go home and correct our mistakes and prepare for the final match on Sunday,” he said.

On his part, the coach of Supreme Court FC, Henry Haggai, said he was impressed with  the performance  of the players even though they lost.

“It was a good game. In any match, there are three factors, either you win, lose or draw.

“It’s very painful for us to lose the match at this stage. But we will go back home and prepare well for the next edition where we will regain our title,” he said.

Haggai said he also prepared his team for the Nigeria Nationwide League One (NLO) Division One which begins next month.

He also added that they would  work hard to get promoted to the Nigeria National League (NNL).

Georgina Bode: is a graduate and a professionally trained journalist, with experience in national news reporting/editing and verification at the News Agency of Nigeria. NNN is a Nigerian online news portal that publishes breaking news in Nigeria, and across the world. Our journalists are honest, fair, accurate, thorough and courageous in gathering, reporting and interpreting news in the best interest of the public, because truth is the cornerstone of journalism and they strive diligently to ascertain the truth in every news report. Contact: editor[at]nnn.com.ng

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