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Ogbeide predicts Cup penalty shootout



Warri Wolves coach, Solomon Ogbeide has said penalty shootout will decide the winners of the 2013 Federation Cup.

The Seasiders will confront two-time Cup winners, Enyimba in the final billed for the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Lagos on Sunday.

Wolves devoted quantity time perfecting penalty kicks in the side's training session on Saturday’s evening at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Lagos.

Ogbeide said he is not leaving any stone unturned to ensure his side win their first-ever Federation Cup title on Sunday at the expense of the two-time African champions.

“I won’t say for sure that the match will end in penalty shootout. I remain an optimist but something inside me is telling me the encounter might end that way.

“So what we did was to prepare for everything, as a coach I train my wards for the unseen, the unexpected so that when the unexpected happens you won’t be found wanting.

“Nothing happens in football by magic, you must train for the known and unknown as well as anticipate everything.

“Surely, Enyimba must be tired of trophies. This is our turn to shine though we’re not unmindful of the fact that every football game is a big competition.

“We’ve met twice in the league both in Warri and Aba and it ended goalless but tomorrow (Sunday) there must be a winner, we’re ready to be the winners.

“I’m not under pressure and won’t for any reason allow myself to be under pressure though there is always an intrinsic pressure in me as coach Solomon Ogbeide to perform. For my person I always crave to excel in whatever I lay my hands on,” said the former Akwa United coach to supersport.com.

The immediate past two finals in Lagos have always produced winners within the regulation time.

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