By Adeboye Amosu:
FC IfeanyiUbah and Nasarawa United will seek to win a first Federation Cup title when both teams clash in the final of the competition at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Lagos on Sunday, reports Completesportsnigeria.com.
It is the first time both teams will be playing in the final of the oldest football competition in the country.
Aside from the trophy, also at stake is the CAF Confederation Cup ticket which they are eager to grab.
Both sides have met only once in this competition in the past with Nasarawa 1-0 in the quarter-final of the competition last year.
They also met twice in the Nigeria Professional League in the 2015/2016 season.
FC IfeanyiUbah won the first tie 1-0, while the Solid Miners edged the reverse fixture 4-2.
The Anambra Warriors head into game as pundits' favourites, having enjoyed a more successful campaign in the NPFL but Nasarawa United centre-back, Samson Gbadebo insists they are confident of winning the trophy.
"We have worked so hard to get to this stage of the competition and nothing will stop us from taking the trophy back to Lafia," explained the defender who was part of the Lobi Stars side that lost in the final of competition to Akwa United last year.
"I don't see FC IfeanyiUbah as favourites as we have played against them twice this season and no their worth and quality.
"It's going to be 11 players versus 11 on Sunday and I'm sure we will beat them at the end of the day."
Nasarawa United beat Enyimba 1-0 in the semi-final, while FC IfeanyiUbah beat Crown FC 2-1 to reach the final.
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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