Kogi United's Egbe shifts focus to NPFL promotion after Federation Cup ouster

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Having crashed out of the national competition, the Confluence Boys midfielder is looking forward to helping his side to secure top-flight promotion

Kogi United's Osas Egbe has shifted his focus to his Nigeria National League side's fight for a first-ever promotion to the Nigeria Professional Football League this season.

Last Friday, Tunde Abdulrahman's side crashed out of the Federation Cup after failing to progress from the group stages in Aba following a back-to-back 1-0 loss to Akwa United and Wikki Tourist.

In an attempt to ensure a debut topflight promotion since 2005, the midfielder vows that they will put in their very best in their remaining games in the country's second division.

"First of all, I feel disappointed we really could not reach the quarterfinal [of the Federation]," Osas told Goal.

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"We had high hopes of going as far as the finals but God knows best. We narrowly lost two important games against Akwa United and Wikki Tourist. It was not the results we wanted because our ambition was to play in the quarterfinal. 

"We don't have anything more to do than to focus on the league to ensure we get our promotion to the Nigeria Professional Football League this season. We have all it takes to secure a ticket to the topflight. We'll go for it.

"I feel proud of my team for our performance in the competition though not qualifying out of the group stage was a big disappointment to me because I think many people would have seen more of me."

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