NFF/TINGO Federation Cup: Awka, Ijebu-Ode, Abuja and Akure to host last-eight battles


By Sedara Philip

Sunday’s quarter-final matches of this year’s men’s edition of NFF/TINGO Federation Cup competition will put the cities of Awka, Ijebu-Ode, Abuja and Akure on edge, with all eight teams eyeing tickets to the semi-finals.

Rangers International FC of Enugu, champions on several occasions, must watch it carefully against giant-killers Doma United of Gombe in what promises to be an entertaining afternoon at the Akure Township Stadium.

In-form Bendel Insurance, who defeated Heartland FC by a lone goal in the Round of 16, will have their hands full against Sunshine Stars of Akure, victors over EFCC FC of Abuja, when both clash at the Awka Township Stadium.

Plateau United from Jos are up against Kwara United of Ilorin, who bumped Nasarawa United in the Round of 16, with both teams set to go for each other’s jugular at the Area 3 playing field in the Federal Capital, Abuja.

Lobi Stars, 3-1 winners over Bendel Insurance Feeders in a match that was played over two days due to heavy downpour on the first day, will next try Warri Wolves, who sent packing Gombe United, for size. Venue is the Otunba Dipo Dina International Stadium in Ijebu-Ode.

NFF/TINGO Federation Cup Quarter-Final Fixtures (Men)

Bendel Insurance (Edo) Vs Sunshine Stars (Ondo) – Awka – 28/05/23 – 4pm

Warri Wolves (Delta) Vs Lobi Stars (Benue) – Ijebu-Ode – 28/05/23 – 4pm

Plateau United (Plateau) Vs Kwara United (Kwara) – Abuja Area 3 – 28/05/23 – 4pm

Rangers Int’l (Enugu) Vs Doma United (Gombe) – Akure – 28/05/23 – 4pm

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