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FA Cup: Gombe United beat Doma 3-0 to win FA Cup

Gombe United Football Club on Saturday defeated Doma United FC 3-0 to win the 2024 Gombe State Men’s FA Cup competition.

 

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Gombe United defeated their state rival after a penalty shoot-out following a goalless draw after 90 minutes of play at the Pantami Township Stadium, Gombe.

Speaking with NAN, Alhaji Kwairanga, Chief Coach of Gombe United, said he was fulfilled to have worked hard with his team to win the trophy.

“I am so happy and excited to be the head coach of the team.

“This is the first time since 2019 that Gombe United will win a trophy,” he said.

According to him, the win will encourage his team to put in more effort towards avoiding relegation in the NPFL.

“By God’s grace, with this performance, we will be out of relegation; that I am sure of, he said.

On how they won the trophy, Kwairanga said he injected some young players to play with some of his experienced ones and tasked them to win the match, “and they did the job.”

He commended his players and the fans for their efforts and support.

The coach said that every Gombe United fan deserved to be happy, and “We will continue to make them happy going forward.”

Bala Abubakar, the newly appointed technical adviser of Doma United, left the stadium immediately after the referee’s blast of the whistle and was unavailable for an interview.

When approached, the chairman of the Gombe State Football Association, Mr. Yakubu Sarma, told NAN that the competition was a success in view of the peaceful manner in which the match ended.

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Sarma commended both teams as well as their fans for the peaceful conduct at the stadium.

“It was a good display by two football teams exhibiting their talents, and it ended up in a draw, resulting in a penalty shoot-out, and Gombe United emerged as the as the winner.

“We have the same background and the same culture, and these boys are our boys.

“I think this is what we have been working on, and thank God it has yielded results because this is what we looked forward to seeing,” he said.

NAN reports that Doma United won the competition in 2022 and 2022, defeating Gombe United on both occasions. (NAN)

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