Ogunjobi tips Prime for cup glory
Lower league Prime stunned Rangers 1-0 on the opening day of the group phase of the cup competition in Ibadan and former Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) chief Ogunjobi has now declared they will go very far in this year’s tournament.
“We are ready to create upset and make history in this year Federation Cup,” Ogunjobi boasted.
“We are in this year’s competition to make a difference and I will therefore call on 3SC fans to continue cheering us from victory to victory.”
Rangers assistant coach Monday Odigie insisted his team were better but Prime carried the day.
“This was not an upset to me because in the game of football it is either you win, lose or even play a draw. You can't underrate any team when it comes to football because the better team could even lose,” he said.
“We played a better game but Prime still carried the day.
“We are going back to our drawing board and make necessary adjustment ahead of our next match against Sharks.”
Sharks coach Imama Amapakabor has told MTNfootball.com that Group C of the Federation Cup is still very open despite his team's draw and the defeat of Rangers.
NPL side Sharks drew 1-1 with Dynamite Force, while Rangers were upset by Prime FC in Ibadan.
The results mean Prime top the table, while NPL leaders Rangers are bottom.
According to Imma, there is still a long way for all teams in the group.
"The group is still very open. Our draw and Rangers defeat is only but the characteristics of the cup," he said.
"First games are always like this, but we will pick up. Prime are topping right now, but it may not be so by Wednesday so for me the group is still open."