Rovers, Canaan United for F.A. Cup final


Nigeria National League (NNL) side Unicem Rovers will on Saturday at the U. J. Esuene Stadium in Calabar, take on Nationwide League Division 2 side Canaan United in the final of the 2012 Cross River State F A Cup.

Confirming the date for the match, Secretary of the Cross River State Football Association, Greg Abang said this year’s final would be the biggest ever held in the state and Governor Liyel Imoke will be the special guest of honour.

“We’ve put everything in place to ensure that we stage the biggest and best Federation Cup final ever held in the state,” Abang said.

“We have the biggest teams in Cross River State playing in the final and we expect a tense match. The State Governor, Senator Liyel Imoke will be the special guest of honour,” he added.

Defending champions Unicem Rovers made it through to the final after beating Akpabuyo United 3-0 in the 1st semi final played on April 24 while their opponents Canaan United coached by former Super Eagles midfielder John Okon Ene are in the final courtesy of a 1-0 win over Ikom based side Ekobokon Stars in the 2nd semi final played on April 25.
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