Nasarawa United Chairman, Barrister Isaac Danladi has revealed that the team has learnt so much from the Federation Cup which they exited in the group stage last Friday in Port-Harcourt.
Nasarawa United who will play in the Nigeria Premier League after being promoted from the National League, lost 2-0 to Plateau United in the last match of the Poprt-Harcourt center.
Danladi told Goal.com that the Federation Cup matches has opened their eyes to what they will expect next season in the Nigeria Premier League.
"We did our best and showed we can also rank among the best in the country. The lessons will help us prepare very well for the Premier League.
"We played against the big teams and we did not feel inferior. Infact we had the chance to beat defending Champions of the Federation Cup, Heartland, but lost a clear chance towards the end of the match.
"The confidence gained by my players after the game against Heartland cannot be quantified.
"They now know that it won't be an easy task in the Nigeria Premier League.
"We have also been able to identify some good players that we intend to recruit to strengthen the team next season.
"Nasarawa United will not be disgraced because we are going to prepare very well for the Premier League.
"The Nasarawa State Government are happy with what we have done so far and I am sure they will continue to support us as we get set to play in the Premier League," Danladi said.
Nasarawa United, Bayelsa United, Nembe City and El-Kanemi gained promotion to the Premier League at the end of last season in the National League.