17th June, 2013
Leading elite clubs Kano Pillars, Sunshine Stars and Warri Wolves are among 34 teams that will be involved in the Round of 64 games of this year’s Federation Cup competition on Wednesday.
Wolves go up against Dynamite FC of Benin City at the Rojenny Stadium, Oba, near Onitsha while Sunshine Stars, semi-finalists in last year’s CAF Champions League competition, will tackle Fountain FC of Ekiti at the Ilorin Sports Stadium.
Pillars, reigning Premier League champions, take on Global Academy FC of Anambra at the Confluence Stadium in Lokoja.
Bendel Insurance will also be involved in the fireworks, as they play J. Atete FC of Delta in Akure for a place in the Round of 32, while Sharks FC of Port Harcourt face Kogi United in Warri and Plateau United of Jos and Wikki Tourists of Bauchi battle at the Sani Abacha Stadium in Kano.
Katsina Sportlight play Bagu Mission in Kaduna; El-Kanemi Warriors are up against Apa United in Bauchi; Gombe United are at Bussdor of Owerri’s throat in Abuja; Adamawa United and Nasarawa United have issues to resolve in Gombe; Nembe City tackle Igbo Ambassadors of Ebonyi in Owerri and; Enyimba of Aba face Police Machine from Nasarawa in Ado Ekiti.
Already, City of David (COD), the Lagos club coached by former Super Eagles’ gaffer Augustine Eguavoen, as well as JUTH FC, MFM Lagos, Ingas of Enugu, FC Taraba, Abia Warriors, Makwada FC, Niger Tornadoes, Remo Stars and Samba Kurna FC have qualified for the Round of 32 games, having triumphed against opponents in matches played last week.
Only four matches are to be decided between this weekend and next week Wednesday, for various reasons.
The match between Enugu Rangers and Danlawan of Jigawa will come up next week Wednesday at the Jos Township Stadium. The Antelopes are involved in this year’s CAF Confederation Cup competition.
Yarma Light of Gombe square up against Akwa United in Katsina on Sunday, while Gateway FC tackles Premier League side 3SC in Akure same day and Prime FC of Osogbo and Bayelsa United do battle in Benin City on Tuesday next week.