Team manager of Lobi stars Barnabas Imenger told Goal.com that the final match will hold at the Teslim Balogun stadium Lagos on November 22.
Akwa United lost the 2012 Federation cup final to Heartland.
He said: “We are going to play the Federation Cup final on November 22 in Lagos. We will be going to Lagos with our sight on the Federation Cup title. We want to make amends for our loss to Heartland in the 2012 final. We will ensure that we get the better of Akwa United at the Teslim Balogun Stadium.”
“We know we still have two matches before the end of the season and one of them is the battle with them in the final match of the NPFL season in Uyo. We won’t be intimidated. We are focused on the Federation Cup tie and whatever matches we play before then are mere build up to the final match in Lagos.”
The federation cup (formerly challenge cup) is the oldest club competition in Nigeria.
Lobi won the Federation Cup 12 years ago defeating Sharks 2-0. They made it to the finals of the 2005 and 2012 finals but were unable to overcome Enyimba and Heartland respectively.
This is the first Federation Cup final Akwa United will be playing in. Lobi beat Enugu Rangers 1-0 in the semi semi final while Akwa United defeated Nasarawa United 1-0 in the other semi-final.