Fed Cup: Prime FC qualify for Q/finals

GBENRO ADESINA/IBADAN

Prime FC Of Oshogbo, Osun State have booked their place in the quarter final of the 2012 Federation Cup after defeating Dynamite FC of Edo State 2-1 in a second group match played at the Lekan Salami Stadium in Ibadan on Wednesday.

With this victory, Prime now have maximum 6 points from two matches, having beaten Nigeria Premier League leaders, Enugu Rangers in the opening game on Monday.

Although their last match in the group will be a formality, they need a point from the match to be on top of the group, which will definitely pave way for the team to stay at the Ibadan centre for the next round.

Today’s match started with the Dynamite scoring the first goal through Kelvin Bernald in the 20th minute of the first half. Prime’s Mayegun Taiwo equalised in the 32nd minute to ensure that the first half ended 1-1.

The two teams raised their game in the second half, but it was Prime FC who laughed last when Isa Akor scored the winner in the 65th minute of the tie.
An elated chairman of the club, Isiaka Faramode praised the players for the victory, while the coach, Ademola Adesina dedicated the victory to the Osun State Governor, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, saying the victory was a deserved one.
Adesina, however, disclosed that the secret of their success was determination on the part of the players.
He said the management of the club has promised to compensate them for doing a good job in the Federation Cup.