Sone Aluko of Hull City hopes to emulate Daniel Amokachi, Kanu Nwankwo, Obafemi Martins and Mikel Obi who have all won the FA Cup.
It’s d-day as attention shifts to the Wembley Stadium, venue of the final of the 2014 English FA Cup .
As expected, Arsenal are the clear favourites in Saturday’s clash having made it to the final of the world’s oldest football competition 18 times while their opponents Hull City are making the final for the first time in their history.
In this respect, the pressure is sure more on Arsenal having gone 9 years without a major trophy.
Incidentally the last time the Gunners lifted a trophy was in 2005 when they defeated Manchester United in that year’s FA Cup final.
For many another era might just kick-start for Arsene Wenger and his team.
While Arsenal indeed boast a large followership in Nigeria, there would be divided loyalty as some would be rooting for Sone Aluko of Hull who is hoping to emulate Daniel Amokachi, Kanu Nwankwo, Obafemi Martins and Mikel Obi who at different times enjoyed FA Cup success with different clubs.
Whoever wins the game, as pointed out by Hull City Coach, Steve Bruce, while eleven players will jubilate, another set will rue the big miss having come this far.
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