FA Cup Final: Rivers Angels target historic 9th title as Abia Warriors eye first-ever major silverware vs El-Kanemi

Rivers Angels are eight-time FA Cup winners.

FA Cup Final: Rivers Angels target historic 9th title as Abia Warriors eye first-ever major silverware vs El-Kanemi

Izuchukwu Akawor • Izuchukwu Akawor • 09:12 - 29.06.2024

NPFL club Abia Warriors face the experienced El-Kanemi Warriors in search of a first-ever FA Cup title win.

The highly anticipated FA Cup final, known as the President's Cup, is set to take centre stage as the women's category featuring giants Rivers Angels takes the spotlight.

In a tantalising clash, the dominant force of Nigerian women's football, Rivers Angels, will face off against the upstart Naija Ratels in a battle for FA Cup glory on Saturday afternoon in Lagos.

Rivers Angels look to end hoodoo, Naija Ratels ready for Challenge

The Angels, with an impressive eight FA Cup titles to their name, will be looking to solidify their status as the queens of the domestic game.

Their last triumph in the competition came back in 2018, and they will be eager to reclaim the trophy after a six-year drought.

Eight-time FA Cup winners - Rivers Angels.
Eight-time FA Cup winners - Rivers Angels. (Photo Credit: Rivers Angels/X)

Naija Ratels, on the other hand, are the new kids on the block, making their debut appearance in the FA Cup final.

The newcomers will be determined to upset the established order and claim their first-ever title.

On Monday, October 16, 2023, Ebi explained her decision to join Naija Ratels.
Naija Ratels will be hoping to serve a shocker in the final.

The women's category promises to be a thrilling spectacle, as the experienced and successful Rivers Angels take on the ambitious and fearless Naija Ratels.

While the Angels will start as favourites, given their rich history and pedigree, the Ratels have shown throughout the tournament that they are not to be underestimated.

Rivers Angels vs Naija Ratels will kickoff at 1 pm at the Mobolaji Johnson Area, Onikan Stadium, Lagos.

Abia Warriors seek first major title in Battle of the Warriors

In the men's category, it's a battle of the "Warriors" as NPFL club Abia Warriors face off against NPFL-bound El-Kanemi Warriors in the quest for the FA Cup title.

Abia Warriors are battle ready. (Photo Credit: Abia Warriors/X)

Abia Warriors, who have never won the prestigious trophy, will be eager to make history and add their first major silverware to the club's trophy cabinet.

Meanwhile, El-Kanemi Warriors, who will be making a return to the top flight next season, are looking to cap off their successful season with an FA Cup victory.

The El-Kanemi Warriors are looking for a third FA Cup win. (Photo Credit: MrUcheya/x)

With both teams seeking to secure a spot in next season's CAF Confederation Cup competition, the stakes are high, and the encounter promises to be a hard-fought and exciting affair.

Fans across the country will be glued to their screens, keenly anticipating the outcome of both the women's and men's FA Cup finals, slated for 4 pm at the same venue.

The stage is set for an unforgettable day of Nigerian football history, but which teams will take the bull by the horns and claim glory?

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