Enyimba battle Plateau United as FA Cup war rages in Benin, Abuja, Kano, Lokoja
Former champions, Enyimba FC of Aba, and Plateau United of Jos will, today, create fireworks at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium, Benin City, in their Round of 32 match of this year’s Federation Cup men’s competition.
The People’s Elephant squeezed through to this stage after a nail-biting penalty shootout against Rivers United FC in Uyo, and now have to confront an ambitious Plateau United looking to march all the way to the grand finale.
At the NFF/FIFA Goal Project in Abuja, multi-titlists, Rangers International of Enugu, will do battle with Kano Pillars, while the Sani Abacha Stadium, Kano, will host a potentially-explosive encounter between Mighty Jets of Jos and Gombe United FC.
A total of 16 matches will be disputed in the men’s category today, while seven matches will be played in the women’s competition with Bayelsa Queens having reached the last eight without kicking a ball, following the unfortunate accident involving opponents, Dannaz Ladies.
In Lokoja, Nasarawa Amazons will clash with Naija Ratels of FCT tomorrow, just like the six other matches in the women’s competition.
FC Robo Queens of Lagos will make it a date with Royal Queens of Delta State in Awka, while Rivers Angels are up against Osun Babes in Warri.
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