Lagos FA Cup Champions, AS Racine Football Club are confident of progressing to the next stage of the 2014 Federation Cup
as they battle the premiership side, Taraba United Football Club today at the FIFA Goal Project in Abuja.
AS Racine who has defer all odds to emerge champions of the Winners Golden Bets sponsored Lagos FA Cup are ready to give their all to beat Taraba United. This much was disclosed to www.ekofootball.com by the General Manager of the club, Mojeed Adedingbin this morning before going into the pre-match meeting. Adedingbin who is also a board member of Lagos State FA stated that the Emmanuel Ibru owned club will not be intimidated by the pedigree of Taraba United as a premiership side, saying the team parades youthful players who are ready to play good football with a purpose.
"Yes, we respect Taraba United as a big club playing in the premiership, that is where it ends, once we got the pitch it’s 11players against 11. With good officiating, we are sure to give a good account of ourselves". He said.
Runners-Up, First Bank Football Club will also be in action today in Akure with them taking on FC Lokoja of Kogi State at the Akure Township Stadium also a Round of 64 match in the Federation Cup. The Lukuman Oshun tutored First Bank also expressed their readiness to move the next stage of the oldest national club competition in the country by going all out for victory today.
Speaking to the head coach of the club, Lukuman Oshun on phone this morning, "The boys are ready. We are taking advantage of the break in the Nigeria National League(NNL) to work on our weak areas, so we are getting better by the day with the motivation we get from the management, we are ready to make everybody proud and happy by winning today".
Other round of 64 fixtures of the championship will hold across the country between today and tomorrow.