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SALLAH KNOCKS OFF LEAGUE

By NBF News

The second semifinals of the 2011 Federation Cup between Premier League sides, Ocean Boys and Enyimba scheduled for Wednesday at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium, Benin City has been put off till Sunday.

Equally shifted indefinitely is the re-scheduled week 33 premier league game involving reigning champions, Enyimba and Kaduna United on Wednesday at the Aba Township Stadium.

Enyimba coach Okey Emordi who disclosed this to SuperSport.com said the Federation Cup semifinals tie was moved to Sunday to allow the league match take place on Wednesday but added that NPL later informed them that the league game will not go ahead as scheduled.

'No, the Federation Cup semi finals against Ocean Boys will come up on Sunday in Benin.

'We are to play a league game on Wednesday against Kaduna United but that game has been postponed, I think at the instance of Kaduna United because of the Sallah holidays.

'So we are focusing our minds on the Federation Cup encounter on Sunday.'

Emordi who is upbeat that the Peoples Elephants will scale Ocean Boys' hurdle informed SuperSport.com that they are not thinking of the finalist, Heartland at the moment.

'We will try our best and hopefully come out tops against ocean Boys.

'Ocean Boys are not cheap team that is why we are taking the encounter seriously.

'Naturally, we should anticipate playing Heartland in the final, but now first thing first. Let us cross over the Ocean Boys' hurdle before we start thinking of Heartland in the final,' he said.


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