LAGOS – The Chairman, Lagos State Football Association, Seyi Akinwunmi said on Thursday that the state was intensifying efforts to host a successful 2014 Federation Cup final.
Akinwunmi told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos that he was optimistic that the upcoming final would be an improvement on previous editions hosted by the state.
He said that the government’s desire was to ensure large turnout of fans for the final scheduled for Aug. 16 at the Teslim Balogun Stadium.
“Lagos is the home of football. If you look at the Challenge Cup all over the world there is a city that is the home of the challenge cup.
“If you were here last year you will see that it was more than the year before and the year before was more than the year before that one.
“So what we are looking for is to continue to grow it.
“You know there are many things that come into play when you want people to come to the stadium and we are working on the various aspects.“
NAN reports that the defending champions, Enyimba FC of Aba defeated Warri Wolves on penalties after a 2-2 draw in regulation time. (NAN)