The FA Cup in Rivers State will come alive for Go Round FC on Wednesday at the Sharks FC Stadium against Rivers United Academy.
Go Round FC, playing in the Nigeria National League are the current champions of the Cup in Rivers State and coach of the side, Ngozi Elechi says they have all it takes to defend the trophy.
“We are prepared. I value qualification to the Premier League but it does not mean we will give up in the FA Cup.
“We have a squad that can go on and win the FA Cup this year. We are not relaxing,” Elechi said.
General Manager of Go Round FC, Soni Uboh however disagrees that their opponents are an academy.
“I want to disagree with the tag given to our opponents. I don’t think they are an under fifteen side. The team registered for the FA Cup is actually Rivers United Team B.
“They have a lot of players they signed for the League and could not register so they put them in that team that I call them Team B and not an academy,” Uboh said.
Go Round FC won the Rivers State FA Cup last year beating the more fancied Rivers United in the final after full time ended 1-1 and obviously Uboh believes there is a gang up against his side.
“It is probably a ploy by the Rivers United management or the Sports Commissioner to stop us from winning the Cup.
“I believe the best team should represent Rivers State and whether you call them academy or Team B, there should not be a ploy to stop us.
“We will show their Team B that we are a force to be reckoned with in Nigerian football. Some of them are good enough to feature for the Rivers United main team, but probably they couldn’t register them all,” Uboh added.
The game comes up at the Sharks FC stadium at 2pm on Wednesday and is a quarter final game of the Rivers State FA Cup.