Federation Cup: Prime FC dumps out J. Atete, gets Akwa United in Round of 16
Prime Football Club booked their place in Federation Cup Round of 16 after a 3-2 penalties victory over Julius Atete Football Club of Warri.
It was a dramatic evening of FA Cup action which was decided on sudden-death penalties as Prime goalkeeper Ayo Ojo, secured his side victory from the spot.
J. Atete survived defeat in the full-time by scoring a late equalizer from goalkeeper, Edafe Vincent 86th minute penalty at the Lokoja Confluence Stadium.
Prime having taken the lead through Segun Eyitayo’s 20th minute strike dominated proceedings with coordinated passes and moves from Kehinde Adebayo, Olalere Akeem, Daniel Israel and Fatai Abdullah, to end the first half with a goal lead.
J. Atete coach, Tajudeen Lamidi, brought on Uangbaofe Emmanuel and Julius Atete (the club President) in an attempt to offer them further attacking impetus, but Prime defence line marshaled by Olabisi Olagunju and Sileola Hammed, were disciplined to curtail their fireworks.
The substitutes produced a sublime effort to draw level from a 86th minute spot kick to end the game 1-1.
Ayo Ojo steal the headlines after saving 3 Atete’s penalties to seal victory for the Omoluabi Giants.
Prime will lock horn against Akwa United in the round of 16 in a yet to be decided venue.