FC IfeanyiUbah coach Rafeal Everton has disclosed that he has been working on his strikers’ ability to take their chances as they take on Nasarawa United in today’s Federation Cup final at the Teslim Balogun Stadium in Lagos.
During their campaign in the Nigeria Football Professional League, FCIU averaged one goal per game scoring 37 goals from 36 matches. And in a Cup final where the winner is determined by the team with the highest number of goals, the Club’s coaches have genuine cause to be worried.
“Yes we have not been scoring many goals, but that’s football. Sometimes you score a lot and sometimes you run dry of goals. We have been working hard with our strikers during training sessions. Also we have been working on attacking movements.
“But we are also aware that this is a final and that it can be decided by a single goal, so mental strength and team unity are keys,” Everton told the club’s media on the eve of the Federation Cup final. He said the game will be balanced between his side and Nasarawa United.
“Nasarawa United are a very good team. We have played them twice already (in the NPFL) and I watched them against Enyimba in Ibadan. I respect them but we have a game-plan which we will try to work at. We are well-prepared, and I believe it is going to be a 50-50 game. I believe my team will come out victorious at the end,” Everton said.