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Akwa United pip Niger Tornadoes to Federation Cup title

Akwa United last night defeated Niger Tornadoes at the Agege soccer temple in Lagos to emerge winner of the nation’s most prestigious trophy, the FA Cup after beating. The FA Cup final was watched by a full house that included CAF president Ahmad, three governors, Akinwumi Ambode ( Lagos) Udom Emmanuel (Akwa Ibom) and Abubakar Bello (Niger) which ended goalless during regulation time. The two teams after the regulation time of 90 minutes went straight into penalties and both teams went into a missing spree. Akwa however managed to convert three of their six kicks, while Tornadoes scored two. Akwa went home with the brand new trophy donated by the competition sponsor, Aiteo, cash prize of N25m and a continental ticket. The Promise Keepers would be flying the nation’s flag in next year’s CAF confederation cup. Chairman of Akwa United, Paul Bassey after the match said that the victory is a befitting gift for the State governor Udom Emmanuel who has been supporting football. “Our governor has been supporting football and that saw Nigeria qualify for the World Cup with ease. He has given Akwa United all the needed support and winning the FA Cup is a befitting gift for him,” Bassey said. Nigerian Tornadoes, however, got N10 for reaching the final.

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