Lagos - The men’s Federation Cup competition had a new
winner on Sunday when Akwa United edged 2003 champions Lobi Stars 2-1 at the
Teslim Balogun Stadium to claim the glittering trophy.
Two excellent set pieces by Namso Edo and Awakan Abdulafeez
ensured victory for the Akwa boys, who were cheered by a large contingent that
included Governor Udom Emmanuel and former Governor Godswill Akpabio.
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Sunshine Queens and Bayelsa Queens fought themselves to a
stalemate in the women’s final, both settling for a 1-1 draw in regulation
time. The Akure girls won 5-4 on penalties to claim the diadem.
Awakan Abdulafeez of Akwa United was selected the Most
Valuable Player of the men’s competition, for which another Akwa player, Ubong
Friday emerged the top scorer with six goals. Sunshine Queens also swept the
honours in the women’s category, with Patience Kalu the Most Valuable Player
and Tina Oyatheleme the top scorer with three goals.For
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