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
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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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