Abuja - Nigeria Football Federation Director of
Competitions, Mohammed Sanusi has praised the Football Associations of the 36
States and the Federal Capital Territory for concluding their State
preliminaries of the 2014 Federation Cup competition on Sunday, 4th May, as
“The NFF is happy with the States for complying with our
directives and concluding their Federation Cup competitions on schedule. This
will enable us to keep strictly to the timetable and conclude the competition
on the date earlier announced,” Sanusi stated.
Sanusi however wondered why the Benue State Football
Association would insist on taking the final match between Lobi Stars and Apa
United to extra time when the rules of the competition are clear.
“We don’t understand why they decided on extra time, instead
of penalties straight-away as the rules say. This matter will be investigated.”
With the States preliminaries concluded, all is set for the
national preliminaries, with the Rookies’ clash coming up on 13th and 14th May.
ALL THE RESULTS
FCT (FC Abuja 0 FRSC 1); Bauchi (Wikki Tourists 2 Young
Elephants 1); Edo (Bendel Insurance 1 Dynamite Force 0); Cross River (Leopards
5 Atlantic 4: penalties after 1-1); Ondo (Sunshine Stars 3 Indigen FC 0); Abia
(Enyimba 1 Abia Warriors 0); Ogun (Gateway 2 Remo Stars 0); Imo (Heartland 2
Baton 0); Enugu (Rangers 5 Ingas 4); Oyo (Crown 6 3SC 5, after penalties);
Zamfara (Dallatu 1 Mafara United 0); Anambra (Okagbue Academy 1 Ikpeazu 0);
Niger (Niger Tornadoes 3 Tornadoes Feeder 1); Lagos (First Bank 3 AS Racine 4,
after penalties); Ekiti (Ekiti United 5 JKF Boys 4); Kebbi (Zara Studio 4 Jega
United 2, after penalties); Rivers (Sharks 6 Dolphins 7, after penalties);
Benue (Lobi 1 Apa United 1; unresolved); Adamawa (Banani FC); Jigawa (Golden
Stars 2 CBN Cashless 0); Yobe (Desert Stars); Borno (El-Kanemi Warriors 1
El-Kanemi Babes 0); Ebonyi (Ebonyi United 4 Bright Star 0); Gombe (Yarmalight 1
Gombe United 3); Nasarawa (Nasarawa United 3 Police Machine 1); Katsina
(Spotlights 2 Dan Buran 0); Plateau (Plateau United 5 Giwa 4, after penalties);
Sokoto (Sokoto North 1 Liverpool 0); Kwara (Kwara United 5 ABS 6, after
penalties); Kano (Kano Pillars 4 Sky Academy 1); Taraba (Jalingo United 1 FC
Taraba 2); Delta (Warri Wolves 1 Bobbies 0); Osun (Prime 1 Ajiroba 0); Kogi
(Kogi United 3 Lokoja 2); Akwa Ibom (Akwa United 1 Ibom Youth 0); Kaduna (Ranch
Bees 3 Kaduna United 1); Bayelsa (Bayelsa United 4 Nembe City 5, after penalties).
WOMEN: Edo (Edo Gus 2 Martins White 1); Ondo (Sunshine
Queens 4 Rising Queens Academy 0); Lagos (FC Robo 3 COD United 0.
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