Adeyemi Yusuf Cup: Messiah Coach Eyes Trophy


Chief coach of Messiah FC, Ushurhe Anthony, is looking beyond the semi final of Adeyemi Yusuf Cup, which his team will play against Young Talent on Saturday at the Teachers Training College, Ifako Ijaiye, Lagos.

Anthony is confident that his side are capable of winning the tournament, considering their superb performance in their previous matches.

“It will be a disaster if my team lost to an unfancied Young Talent in the semi final. My team have played against tougher teams in the past, so I don’t see our opponents turning the table on Saturday,” said Anthony, who promised to win the trophy for his fans.

Anthony, however, warned his players not to be complacent, charging them to approach the game with all seriousness to achieve good result.

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He said losing to Young Talent will be a serious setback in his coaching career. He therefore urged his players to avoid playing to the gallery, which can cost the team the final ticket.

“We are going into this game with high expectations. The players are aware of the challenges ahead of them. I expect those who will play the match to be at their best during the encounter,” he said.

Meanwhile, the second semi final, which promises to be explosive, will hold on Sunday . It will be a tough battle between Labro FC and Progressive FC.

—Sunday Akintoye

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