'I saved when it mattered most' - Akwa United's Ojo recounts Federation Cup heroics

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The goalkeeper is excited after his save against the Ikon Allah boys from the spot helped the Promise Keepers to the much-coveted title

Akwa United's Olorunleke Ojo admits he saved his side when it mattered most as they secured the Federation Cup title on Sunday.

The shot-stopper produced a save that led the Promise Keepers to a 3-2 win on penalties over the Ikon Allah Boys, after a barren draw at regulation time.

"I'm very happy that we won in the final, even though it was through penalties against Niger Tornadoes," Ojo told Goal.

"It was a tough match for us because Tornadoes really gave us a good fight and we didn't take any of our many chances during the game.

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"Overall, I believe we did our best despite playing against a team that took out the league champions Plateau United and holders FC IfeanyiUbah and we really deserve to win in the end.

"During the penalties, I was confident that I will catch one of the penalty kicks. Though I couldn't catch any of the early ones played, I patiently waited to save when it mattered the most and doing that to make sure my team won was most important.

"It is good we won and I'm happy winning my first major trophy in my career with Akwa United. My wife and son have been my biggest motivation in my career. I dedicated my awards to God and them," he concluded.

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