FC Ifeanyi Ubah won the 2017 Charity Cup, beating NPFL Champions, Enugu Rangers FC 4-3 on penalty after a goalless result in regulation time.
The 2016 Federation Cup winners played with 10-men for 55 minutes after defender, Kojo Baah was shown a straight red for an infringement.
The win should make up for FCIU’s dismal showing in the Super 4 competition played in 2016 and a boost as they prepare for their opening game of the new league season away to Kano Pillars.
Rangers get their League title defence underway in an Oriental derby against Abia Warriors on 15 January.
The Occasion was also used to unveil the new uniforms for the new season’s match officials.
The Charity Cup; played between the League and Federation Cup winners of the previous season, is organised by the Nigeria Football Federation as the curtain raiser to the new season, and this edition was hosted in the National Stadium, Abuja.