Lagos - Nembe City head coach John Aranka has said his side will achieve double against city rivals Bayelsa United in Wednesday’s Federation Cup round of 64 tie at Neros Stadium, Nanka, Supersport reports.
City out-muscled the Nigerian Professional Football League (NPFL) side in the State FA Cup final winning on penalties.
Aranka said the matchup will be tough for both sides but insisted that his wards will smile at the end of the day.
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“The Federation Cup round of 64 clash is more or less a rematch of the State FA Cup final between both teams.
“Of course, the clash will be tough as Bayelsa United will be out to achieve revenge of the loss of the state FA Cup title.
“Bayelsa United overlooked us in the state final and suffered for it, right now we’re ready to pull another sucker punch once again.
“Nembe City want to make name by going as far as contesting the podium dance in this year’s edition of the competition.
“Our dream will come to nothing if we didn’t overcome Bayelsa United in Wednesday’s encounter.
“The Federation Cup competition is a straight knockout so we must pull our weights to make sure we get it right in the first place as there is no room for second chance.
“We’re prepared and the players are in high spirit to prove to doubters that their state triumph over Bayelsa United wasn’t a fluke,” said Aranka to supersport.com.
Nembe City who will campaign in the Nigerian second tier league, Nigeria National League (NNL) have vowed to launch themselves into national reckoning through the ongoing Federation Cup competition.For the latest on national news, politics, sport, entertainment and more follow us on Twitter and like our Facebook page.