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Fed Cup against Kukuruku FC like a final - Rangers coach

08 July 2015, 12:14

Ilorin - Enugu Rangers will have their hands full when they take on an unfamiliar team from Edo State, Kukuruku FC who knocked Premier League team, Giwa FC out of the 2015 Federation Cup.

Both teams will meet at the Ilorin Township Stadium later today and Rangers Int'l manager, Imama Amapakabo has maintained that he and his team will take the match like a final, noting that a single mistake might cost far too much.

Kukuruku FC is expected to give the Premier League club, Rangers Int'l a good fight, they had dust off serious challenge at the State level where the likes of Bendel Insurance and Dynamite FC, who both play second and third level football leagues in Nigeria had in recent times represented Edo State.

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Imama Amapakabo spoke to News24 about the match, his expectations and approach.

"We arrived at Ilorin on Monday. There are two major football competitions in Nigeria, the Football League and the Federation Cup. The league is a marathon where you played with known teams but the Federation Cup is a different package entirely,"Imama told News24.

"It's like a final where a team can challenge your team and defeat you and you'll have to wait a year for another opportunity, So we aren't underrating our opponent, we respect them and we are focused on the match today and hope to get a desired result," Imama stated.

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