El-Kanemi coach Kelechi Emeteole has said that the victory over Kwara United in the first game of the group stage of the Federation Cup in Lagos was well-deserved.
Emeteole told Goal.com after the game that nobody should be surprised that they beat a Nigeria Premier League side.
“If you know the nature of the Federation Cup, you will understand that no team is sure of any game. And El-Kanemi play in the National League, but majority of the players in the team are Premier League stars.
“I am not underrating any of the three teams in Lagos but El-Kanemi will surely qualify for the quarter finals of the competition.
“Our victory over Kwara United has also shown that good football is played in the lower league. Our game against Crown on Wednesday will put us in good stead for the final match on Friday against Kano Pillars,” Emeteole said.
El-Kanemi is presently leading on the table in Lagos with three points after the 1-0 victory over Kwara United.