Edo State giant-killers, Kukuruku Dragons are back on the road as the Round of 32 matches of this year’s men’s Federation Cup competition kick off on Wednesday.
The wave-making side defeated BJ Foundation in the final of the Edo State competition, and then prevailed 3-2 over God’s Time FC from Delta State in the play-off round. In the Round of 64, the Dragons saw off Nigeria Professional Football League side, Giwa FC 7-6 on penalties after both teams drew 2-2 in regulation time.
On Wednesday, the attention of most lovers of the Federation Cup will be called to the Kwara State Sports Complex, Ilorin where Kukuruku will take on five –time winners Enugu Rangers for a spot in the Round of 16.
At the UJ Esuene Stadium, Calabar, Heartland FC and Sharks FC will slug it out in one of only two all-Professional Football League clashes, the other being the fireworks between FC IfeanyiUbah and Bayelsa United at Oleh Township Stadium. A total of 13 matches will be played on Wednesday in the men’s competition, with the other three coming up on Thursday.
In the women’s competition, COD Ladies coached by former Super Falcons goalkeeper and captain Ann Chiejine, will combat Cup holders Rivers Angels in Abuja, while Nasarawa Amazons go to battle against Delta Queens in Ibadan.
MEN’S FEDERATION CUP (ROUND OF 32)
Enyimba Vs Remo Stars – (Benin City) – 08/07/2015 (4pm)
Lobi Stars Vs Niger Tornadoes – (Kano) – 08/07/2015 (4pm)
Heartland FC Vs Sharks FC – (Calabar) – 08/07/2015 (4pm)
Sportlight FC Vs BJ Foundation – (Abuja) – 08/07/2015 (4pm)
Kano Pillars Vs Plateau United – (Kaduna) – 08/07/2015 (4pm)
Gateway FC Vs El-Kanemi – (Makurdi) – 08/07/2015 (4pm)
Kwara United Vs ABU Zaria – (Minna) – 08/07/2015 (4pm)
Kukuruku FC Vs Enugu Rangers- (Ilorin) – 08/07/2015 (4pm)
Makwada Warriors Vs Nasarawa- (Jos) – 08/07/2015 (4pm)
Gabros FC Vs Bayelsa United – (Oleh) – 08/07/2015 (4pm)
Akwa United Vs Peacemakers – (Enugu) – 08/07/2015 (4pm)
Wikki Tourists Vs Tornadoes Feeders –(Gusau) – 08/07/2015 (4pm)
J.Atete Vs Prime FC – (Lokoja) – 08/07/2015 (4pm)
Abia Warriors Vs Crown FC – (Benin City) – 09/07/2015 (4pm)
Jalingo FC vs Dolphins FC – (Makurdi) – 09/07/2015 (4pm)
Papilo FC Vs FC Taraba – (Abuja) – 09/07/2015 (4pm)
WOMEN’S FEDERATION CUP (SECOND ROUND)
Rivers Angels Vs COD Ladies – (Abuja) – 08/07/2015 (2pm)
Ibom Angels Vs Confluence Queens – (Neros) – 08/07/2015 (4pm)
Moje Queens Vs Edo Queens – (Ado Ekiti)- 08/07/2015 (4pm)
Bayelsa Queens Vs Beautiful Tour – (Aba) – 08/07/2015 (4pm)
Osun Babes Vs Fortress Ladies – (Minna) – 08/07/2015 (2pm)
Rising Queens Vs FC Robo – (Osogbo) – 08/07/2015 (4pm)
Delta Queens Vs Nasarawa Amazons – (Ibadan) – 08/07/2015 (4pm)
Alberto Queens Vs Sunshine Queens- (Oleh)- 08/07/2015 (2pm)