Ikorodu City FC, a Lagos-based team from the Nigeria National League, is on the verge of making history by winning their first major title in the Lagos State FA Cup. The team’s impressive run of form this season has seen them qualify for the final of the tournament, where they will face off against Smart City FC, another Lagos-based team.
Ikorodu City FC’s journey to the final has been a remarkable one, and they have demonstrated their determination to succeed at every stage of the competition. In the quarter-finals, they defeated Dannaz FC 3-0, before putting on another dominant display in the round of 16 to beat Divine Praise by the same margin.
Their semi-final clash against Box-to-Box FC was a tightly contested affair, with neither team able to find the back of the net in regulation time. However, Ikorodu City FC held their nerve in the penalty shootout, winning 4-3 to secure their place in the final.
Speaking after the semi-final victory, Ikorodu City FC’s head coach, Sadiq Dabiri, expressed his confidence in the team’s ability to win the final and create history. “We are preparing so hard, the players want to play to win and we know what we want,” he said. “We want to win the Lagos State FA Cup and we are doing everything we can, knowing the caliber of our opponents as well. It’s a team we know very well too.”
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For Ikorodu City FC, winning the Lagos State FA Cup would be a major achievement, and one that would be celebrated by fans of the club and football enthusiasts across the state. In addition to their pursuit of the FA Cup, the team has also qualified for the 2023 Aiteo Cup, where they will have the opportunity to compete against other teams from across the country for a chance to secure a CAF Confederation Cup ticket.
As a Lagos-based team, Ikorodu City FC has a strong connection to the state, and the team’s success in the Lagos State FA Cup would be a source of pride for the city and its residents. The tournament has a rich history in Lagos, and winning the title would cement Ikorodu City FC’s place in the annals of Lagos football history.