The Federation Cup has come to town again with its good, old unpredictability in full flow, as little known Kukuruku Dragons of Edo State sent Premier League high-fliers Giwa FC out of the competition at the Round of 64 on Wednesday.
Both teams finished 2-2 at the Bako Kontagora Stadium in Minna, before the Edo boys won a pulsating penalty shoot-out 7-6 to sail into the Round of 32.
Delta State representatives, J. Atete also caused sensation by eliminating Sunshine Stars of Akure 3-1 in Benin City.
Nigeria National League side, Plateau United also pipped the Premier League’s Shooting Stars 1-0 at the Enyimba International Stadium. However, Enugu Rangers, Enyimba FC, Kano Pillars, Kwara United, Gabros FC, Bayelsa United, Abia Warriors, Wikki Tourists and Dolphins FC all reached the Round of 32.
The match in Ibadan between FRSC and Sharks FC was abandoned due to heavy downpour, and would be played Thursday, alongside 10 other matches originally billed for Thursday.
Enyimba W/O Nasarawa Feeders
Cardinal FC 2 Remo Stars 5
Junior Spotlight 1 Lobi Stars 4
Zabgai 0 Niger Tornadoes 1
Heartland FC 2 Bizi Cashless 1
Idah United 1 Spotlight FC 3
Kurmi Market 1 BJ Foundation 3
Kano Pillars W/O Zara FC (Gusau)
Plateau United 1 Shooting Stars 0
Akwa Starlets 1 Kwara United 2
ABU FC 1 Vs Ajiroba FC 1 (5-3 after penalties)
Giwa FC 2 Kukuruku Dragons 2 (6-7 after penalties)
Kaduna United 1 Enugu Rangers 1 (7-8 after penalties)
Makwada Warr. 2 Jigawa Stars 1
El-Kanemi Babes 0 Abia Warr. 1
Gabros FC 1 Chuson FC 0
Nembe City 0 Bayelsa United 3
J. Atete 3 Sunshine Stars 1
Christ Ambas. 1 Prime FC 2
FC Abuja 0 Wikki Tourists 2
Tornadoes Feeders 8 Shinkafi United 2
Doma United 0 Jalingo FC 2
Inter FC 1 Dolphins FC 2
Moje Queens Vs Golden Babes (Warri)
Oginni Queens Vs Rising Queens (Ilorin)
FRSC FC Vs Sharks FC (Ibadan)
Binani FC Vs Gateway FC (Abuja)
El-Kanemi Warr. Vs Kwara Academy (Kaduna)
Nasarawa United Vs New Vision (Aba)
Caliphate Warr. Vs Crown FC (Minna)
Papilo FC Vs Gombe United (Makurdi)
FC Taraba Vs Akampa United (Makurdi)
Akwa United Vs Dallatu United (Abuja)
Peacemaker FC Vs New Stars (Minna)