Danladi: Miners will be too solid for Warriors

Nasarawa United FC chairman, Barrister Isaac Danladi boasted on Thursday that his Solid Miners will be too strong for FC IfeanyiUbah when both teams clash in the Federation Cup final on Sunday.

 For the second year running, a new winner is bound to emerge for the oldest competition in the land when the Miners and Anambra Warriors tango for 90 minutes on the artificial turf of the Teslim Balogun Stadium.

 “We are very focused on winning this competition. For one week, we camped in Ibadan to avoid distractions, and we have confidence that we are ready to go for it on Sunday,” Danladi toldthenff.com.

 The Lafia –based club will hope to benefit from their experience in playing in the continent this year, when they reached the second round of the CAF Confederation Cup before losing to CS Constantinois of Algeria.

 FC IfeanyiUbah have some pedigree as well. The Club is only two years old and after finishing 11th in the Nigeria Professional Football League in their first season, finished in 4th place in the just –ended season, in addition to making it to the final of the Federation Cup.

 The Anambra Warriors are powered by billionaire industrialist, Dr. Patrick Ifeanyi Ubah, and do not have problems of funding. The roster of the Nnewi –based club reads like a global society, with Nigerians, Cameroonians, Congolese, Senegalese and Brazilians to be found on the register.



    1942: ZAC Bombers         1-0       Services FC

    1943: Lagos Marine         3-2      RAF FC

    1944: Lagos Railways      2-0       Lagos Marine

    1945: Lagos Railways      1-1       Lagos United

*Railway won 4-1 on penalty shootout



    1945: Marine FC               1-0       Corinthians

    1946: Lagos Railways      3-1      Port Harcourt FC

    1947: Lagos Marine         3-1      Lagos Railways

    1948: Lagos Railways      1-0       Warri XI

    1949: Lagos Railways      3-0       Port Harcourt FC

    1950: Lagos UAC 3-2       Port Harcourt FC

    1951: Lagos Railways      3-2       Mighty Jets

    1952: PAN Bank              6-0       Warri XI

    1953: Kano XI                   2-1       Lagos Dynamos


    1954: Calabar XI               3-0       Kano XI

    1955: Port Harcourt FC    4-1       Warri XI

    1956: Lagos Railways      3-1       Warri XI

    1957: Lagos Railways      5-1       Zaria XI

    1958: Port Harcourt FC    6-0       Federal United

    1959: Ibadan Lions           1-0       Police FC



    1960: Lagos ECN 5-2       Ibadan Lions

    1961: Ibadan Lions           1-0       Lagos UAC

    1962: Police FC                 1-0       Mighty Jets

    1963: Port Harcourt FC    1-0       Mighty Jets

    1964: Lagos Railways      3-1       Mighty Jets

    1965: Lagos ECN 3-1       Mighty Jets

    1966: Ibadan Lions           W/O Mighty Jets

    1967: Stationery Stores   3-1       Mighty Jets

    1968: Stationery Stores   3-1       Warri XI

    1969: Ibadan Lions           5-1       Warri XI

    1970: Lagos ECN              3-1       Mighty Jets

    1971: WNDC Ibadan        2-1       Enugu Rangers

    1972: Bendel Insurance   3-2       Mighty Jets

    1973: No competition, as a result of 2nd of All-Africa Games

    1974: Enugu Rangers       2-0      Mighty Jets

    1975: Enugu Rangers       1-0       Shooting Stars

    1976: Enugu Rangers       2-0       Alyufsalam Rocks

    1977: Shooting Stars        2-0       Raccah Rovers

    1978: Bendel Insurance   3-0       Enugu Rangers

    1979: Shooting Stars        2-0       Sharks FC

    1980: Bendel Insurance   1-0       Stationery Stores

    1981: Enugu Rangers       2-0       Bendel Insurance

    1982: Stationery Stores   4-1       Niger Tornadoes

: Enugu Rangers                   0-0       DIC Bees

*Rangers won 5-4 on penalty shootout

    1984: Leventis United      1-0       Abiola Babes

    1985: Abiola Babes          0-0       BCC Lions

*Abiola Babes won 6 – 5 on penalty shootout

    1986: Leventis United      1-0       Abiola Babes

    1987: Abiola Babes          1-1       Ranchers Bees

*Abiola Babes won 7-6 on penalty shootout

    1988: Iwuanyanwu Nationale 3-0 Flash Flamingoes

    1989: BCC Lions               1-0       Iwuanyanwu Nationale

   1990:  Stationery Stores   0-0       Enugu Rangers

*Stores won 5-4 on penalty shootout

    1991: El-Kanemi Warriors           3-2       Kano Pillars F.C.

    1992: El-Kanemi Warriors 1-0     Stationery Stores

    1993: BCC Lions               1-0       Plateau United

    1994: BCC Lions               1-0       Julius Berger FC

    1995: Shooting Stars        2-0       Katsina United

    1996: Julius Berger           1-0       Katsina United

    1997: BCC Lions               1-0       Katsina United

    1998: Wikki Tourists        0-0       Plateau United

    1999: Plateau United        1-0       Iwuanyanwu Nationale

    2000: Tornadoes FC         1-0      Enugu Rangers

    2001: Dolphins FC            2-0       El-Kanemi Warriors

    2002: Julius Berger FC     3-0       Yobe Stars

    2003: Lobi Stars                2-0       Sharks FC

    2004: Dolphins FC            1-0       Enugu Rangers

    2005: Enyimba FC             1-1       Lobi Stars

*Enyimba won 6-5 on penalty shootout

    2006: Dolphins FC            2-2       Bendel Insurance

*Dolphins won 5-3 on penalty shootout

    2007: Dolphins FC            1-1       Enugu Rangers

Dolphins won 3-2 on penalty shootout

    2008: Ocean Boys            2-2       Gombe United

Ocean Boys won 7-6 on penalty shootout

2009: Enyimba FC                 1-0       Sharks FC

    2010: Kaduna United       3-3       Enyimba FC

* Kaduna United won 3-2 on penalty shootout

2011: Heartland FC               1-0       Enyimba FC

2012: Heartland FC               2-1       Lobi Stars

2013 Enyimba FC               2-2         Warri Wolves

*Enyimba won 5-4 on penalty shootout

2014: Enyimba FC 2 Dolphins FC 1

2015: Akwa United 2 Lobi Stars 1


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