Federation Cup: Emeka Inyama praises Prime FC's performance

The chairman of the National League says the qualification of Prime FC for the semi finals of the Federation Cup shows the lower league can also boast of good players
Nigeria National League chairman, Emeka Inyama is happy with the exploits of Prime Football Club of Osogbo in the Federation Cup and noted that it shows there are quality players in the lower league.

Inyama said a lot of people did not reckon with the quality of football played in the National League, but revealed the performance of Prime has shown that his board has done a lot of work to make the league better than it was.

"I am happy and excited that Prime is flying the flag of the National League. They have proven that the number of talents cannot be quantified.

"The board of the Nigeria National League has done a great job in repositioning all aspects of the lower league. What we did last season is just to prepare the grounds for a better league in the coming season.

"All the teams enjoyed the way we handled everything that happened in the season and that was why there was virtually no problem when the season ended with four teams gaining promotion to the elite division.

"Five teams from the National League played in the group stages of the Federation Cup, while three played in the quarter finals.

"I am not surprised Prime is doing so well and they are in the semi finals with equal chance of playing in the finals. The Osogbo based-team defeated Wikki, Rangers and Enyimba, all NPL club sides.

"They went through a well organised league and the friut is what everybody is enjoying right now," Inyama said.

Prime defeated Enyimba 2-0 in the quarter finals and will play against Heartland in the semi finals on August 15 in Ilorin.