Federation Cup: Enyimba through, Sunshine Queens ousted

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CAF Champions League contenders Enyimba FC have progressed in this year’s men’s Federation Cup competition after outshooting El-Kanemi Warriors 4-2 on penalties in their Round of 32 clash in Abuja on Wednesday.

Both teams cancelled themselves out in a 1-1 draw before penalties, in a near similar situation to what happened at the Ahmadu Bello Stadium, Kaduna where Rivers United eliminated Shooting Stars of Ibadan 4-3 after penalty shootout following a 0-0 draw.

In the only women’s Federation Cup quarter -final played today, Cup holders Sunshine Queens were booted out, losing 1-2 to Rivers Angels in Abuja.

Nasarawa United also shot into the men’s Federation Cup quarter –finals by defeating Dynamite FC of Benin City 1-0 in Lokoja, the same scoreline in Akure as Wikki Tourists bundled out fellow NPFL side Plateau United.

FC IfeanyiUbah knocked out Katsina United 2-0 in Ilorin, at a match attended by violence as fans of Katsina United were reported to have encroached on the field of play and match officials had to run for their lives.

Warri Wolves and Prime FC of Oshogbo went to sudden death penalties, following a 1-1 draw in regulation time, before Wolves prevailed 8-7.

Enyimba FC will now confront J. Atete FC in their own Federation Cup Round of 16 tie.

FEDERATION CUP RESULTS (MEN)

Crown 2 Enugu Rangers 1

Akwa United 0 Sunshine Stars 0 (Akwa win 8-7 penalties)

Dynamite FC 0 Nasarawa United 1

Rivers United 0 Shooting Stars 0 (Rivers United win 4-3 penalties)

El-Kanemi Warriors 1 Enyimba 1 (Enyimba win 4-2 penalties)

Wikki Tourists 1 Plateau United 0

Prime FC 1 Warri Wolves 1 (Wolves win 8-7 penalties)

Katsina United 0 FC IfeanyiUbah 2

WOMEN

Nasarawa Amazons 1 Abia Angels 0

COD Ladies 2 Bayelsa Queens 2 (Bayelsa Queens win 6-5 penalties)

Delta Queens 1 Katsina Queens 0

Sunshine Queens 1 Abia Angels 2

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Source:: Nigeria Football News