Bendel Insurance, Enugu Rangers to Battle in Federation Cup Final

Enugu Rangers will face Bendel Insurance in the final of the 2023 Federation Cup after both clubs won their respective semifinal matches on Thursday.

Rangers progressed to the final with a 1-0 victory over Plateau United in Ijebu Ode.

In the other semifinal in Lagos, Bendel Insurance defeated Warri Wolves 4-2 on penalties after a goalless draw in regular time to secure a place in the final.

Both teams will be meeting in the Federation Cup final for the third time after facing each other in 1978 and 1981 finals.

In 1978, Bendel Insurance were crowned champions after dispatching Enugu Rangers 3-0 in the final. Rangers avenged that loss by defeating Insurance 2-0 in the 1981 final.

Bendel Insurance boast an impressive 18-match unbeaten run in the abridged NPFL regular season. The Benin Arsenals have also won all their five matches in the Federation Cup so far, en route to the final.

The 2023 Federation Cup final will hold at the Stephen Keshi Stadium in Asaba, Delta State.
The winner of the final will secure the second ticket to represent Nigeria at the 2024 CAF Confederation Cup

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