FC Abuja extracted some measure of revenge on Wednesday as they took a pound of flesh in beating city Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) Football Club 2-1.
They beat FRSC FC in a week eight match of the 2016/2017 Nigeria National League (NNL), three days after losing 2-4 on penalty kicks to them.
The loss in Sunday’s FCT FA Cup final had followed a 2-2 draw in regulation time.
This time in the match also played at the Area 3 football pitch, FC Abuja were out quick from the starting blocks.
Muktar Saliu opened scoring in the 6th minute of the game with a shot from outside the penalty box.
Gary Anyahmkeh however drew FRSC FC level in the 34 th minute of the game.
Samaila Ishak restored FC Abuja’s lead 10 minutes before the end of the game.
At the end of the match, Coach David Emmanuel said his FRSC FC team performed gallantly but failed to play to instructions.
“We have seven points from eight games, and we are below the average level of points we need. But in our next game, we will do better.
Unfortunately, the center referee cancelled our second goal towards the end of the game. I would have preferred a draw than to lose the game.
However, we will now go back to the drawing board and work on our mistakes. We will fight harder to win our next game,’’ he said.
On his part, Yunus El-Shama , the coach of FC Abuja, said he had expected a win because he has a strong team.
“However, I am happy we won, and that was what I was expecting from my players. But the brain behind this success is God.
On Sunday, we lost to FRSC FC on penalty kicks in FA Cup, and I’m happy we have defeated them in the League.
My players are disciplined, and they performed in line with instructions and this is the reason we have this success today.
“We will work hard to win our next match,’’ he said.
NAN/ Jibril .O