The Delta State Football Association( DFA) has expressed it’s readiness to host the finals of the 2023 Federation Cup scheduled to take place at the Stephen Keshi stadium, Asaba on Wednesday 21st June, 2023.
Chairman of Delta State FA, honourable Ken Nwamuocha, in a statement released by the association’s spokesperson Azuka Chiemeka, thanked the Delta state Governor, RT honourable Sheriff Oborevwori and the Chairman, Delta state sports commission, Chief Tonobok Okowa for ensuring that Deltans have the previlage of watching the Federations Cup finals for the second time.
Nwamucha confirmed that hosting the Federation Cup finals in Delta is another way by which the state government has demonstrated its commitment to sports development, particularly football,as he charged Deltans to support this move by coming out en-masse to witness the finals.
The FA boss confirmed that all the logistics needed for a successful hosting has been put in place, adding that the state had a very successful meeting with the officials of the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF on plans for a befitting 2023 finals.
He further disclosed that there will be other side attractions lined up towards the build up to the finals as well as free entry for all so as to encourage large turnout of fans to cheer their various teams.
Nwamucha explained that the state government was not also unaware of the economic challenges facing many Nigerians especially youths,hence the need to assist them with free tickets to watch the games.
The Fedrations cup competition will begin with the women’s final, between Cup holders Bayelsa Queens and Rivers Angels, which is billed to commence at 2pm. The men’s final, between 1978 champions Bendel Insurance of Benin and Rangers International of Enugu, will kick off at 5pm.
Football administrators, promoters, stakeholders and fans are already in Asaba looking forward to one of the best finals in both men’s and women’s versions of the tournament.
It would be recalled in a thrilling Fa cup final match played at the Stephen Keshi Stadium Asaba in 2018, One of the biggest comebacks ever in Nigerian football was recorded as Enugu Rangers came from three goals down to beat Kano Pillars 4-2 on penalties to win the 2018 fedrations Cup in the male category while Rivers Angles emerged champions in the female category.