Nigeria National League side, Ikorodu City FC, are looking forward to winning the first major title in their one-year history, after making it to the final of the 2023 Lagos State FA Cup, where they will face Smart City FC.
The Oga Boys defeated Box-to-Box FC 4-3 on penalties after regulation time ended 0-0 in the semi-finals.
Smart City, on the other hand, defeated Future Pros 1-0 in the second semis to set up a mouthwatering clash with Ikorodu City.
After they were beaten by MFM FC in the quarter-finals last year, Ikorodu City have had an excellent run of results in this year’s edition, beating Dannaz FC and Divine Praise 3-0 in the quarter-finals and round of 16 respectively.
Head coach of the team, Sadiq Dabiri, was in high spirits after their semi-final win over Box-to-Box and said the team would give their all to crown a historic run in the competition.
“We respect all opponents as there is no small team out there, but when we get to the field of play, we know how to achieve our aim,” Dabiri said.
“We are preparing so hard, the players want to play to win and we know what we want. We want to win the state FA Cup and we are doing everything we can, knowing the calibre of our opponents as well. It’s a team we know very well too.”
While reaching the final of the tournament is a means to winning a major trophy in the state, Ikorodu City have also recorded another milestone by qualifying for the 2023 Aiteo Cup, where they will have a shot against other teams around the country for a CAF Confederation Cup ticket.