Abuja - Rhapsody FC edged out Berger FC 2-1 on Friday, to mark the end of the
first round of matches in the FCT FA Federation Cup Competition in
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the closely-fought encounter was entertaining.
The match, which was played at the Area 3 Sports Complex saw Nonso Obasi
opening goal for Rhapsody FC as early as in the 5th minute of the first
However, Wole Sanusi got the equaliser for Berger FC in the 45th minute, shortly before half time.
On resumption for the second half, Rhapsody FC took the lead again
through Sammy Timothy, barely three minutes into the game in the 48
Berger FC fought hard till the end of the game to get an equaliser, to no avail.
Speaking later, the Head Coach of Rhapsody FC, Patrick Haggler, who
spoke to newsmen after the game, expressed joy at his team’s victory.
He also expressed confidence in the capacity of the team, stressing
that "I am excited that we have put our first game behind us.
"My boys played as a team and that was key to our victory today.’’
Haggler said that his strategy was to take each game one after the
other, as they come, noting that "we will be meeting Waco FC in the
second round and will approach the game in a totally different way.’’
The coach gave the assurance that the team would continue to work hard to get to the final of the competition.
Wole Sanusi, the captain of Berger FC, in his reaction, said "it was a
good game and I congratulate Rhapsody FC for making it to the next round
of the competition.’’
He, however, said that he thought his team deserved more from the game because the players missed some good scoring chances.
"We cannot complain because we had our chances and we blew them,’’ he added.
Meanwhile, in the other FCT FA Federation Cup match also played on Friday, Family Worship FC thumped Setraco FC 2-0.
NAN reports that the Friday matches marked the end of the first round of the competition.
The second round of the competition will commence on April 1.