FC City Strikers on Wednesday failed to go home with double bonus payment promised them by their Proprietor, Mr Akin Adejumo should they beat Supreme Court Football Club in the second Federation Cup contest inside Area three playground, Abuja.
In a match that ended 2-2 draw within regulation time, Apex Boys as Supreme Court Players are fondly known as Apex Boys left it late before they could beat their opponent 5-4 on penalties.
Though the Judiciary-owned team found their scoring boot very early, within a space of seconds in the encounter, City Strikers looking more coordinated equalized in the 10th, courtesy of a set piece effort.
Within the dot of half time, Supreme again took the lead before Strikers draw the match till the final whistle. As the game entered penalty shootout, the Apex Boys made their experience count and have now progressed to next stage of the competition.
Supreme Court FC Chief Coach, Henry Haggai who spoke shortly after match expressed displeasure over not too impressive outing by his side but assured fans that the team which is undergoing rebuilding would soon find its redeem adding, “Though we won the match, we have noticed that we have a lot of work to do.
“Thank God we still time to make needed adjustment before the league season kicks off later on. As for the federation Cup, we will continue to take each game as it comes and hopefully, we make our mark. We are not afraid of any team. We are only going to work hard and trust God to help us.”
On his part, City Strikers Owner, Mr. Adejumo asked the Fans to remain supportive assuring that the team will beef up the various departments with time.
While thumping his lads for putting up spirited performance, the Proprietor noted that they would continue to push for better result in the Nigeria Nation-wide league, NLO which will kick off soon.
Supreme Court have settled for a place in the NLO tier, hoping to bounce back in the National league immediately just as City Strikers battle for a ticket in the division one of NLO.