Lagos – Enyimba and Rivers Angels will know their opponents
as the draws for the men and women competitions of this year’s Federation Cup
will hold at the NFF/FIFA Technical Centre, Abuja on Thursday.
Emmanuel Adesanya, Head of the Federation Cup, confirmed on
Wednesday that 18 Nigeria Professional Football League teams, 15 Nigeria
National League teams, 18 Nationwide League teams and 10 non-League teams will
be in the pots for the men’s draw.
The women’s draw will involve 22 teams: 16 Premier League
teams, one Pro League teams and 5 Amateur League teams.
NFF’s 1st Vice President and Chairman of the Organizing
Committee, Seyi Akinwunmi and General Secretary, Mohammed Sanusi top the list
of dignitaries expected at the event.
Adesanya informed that instead of 64 teams, 61 teams will
take part in the men’s draw, because no team from Adamawa State registered for
this year’s competition, while Ebonyi State registered only one team.
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The women teams are COD United Ladies, FC Robo (Lagos);
Capital City Doves (FCT); Sure Babes (Kwara); Nasarawa Amazons (Nasarawa);
Rivers Angels (Rivers), Delta Queens (Delta); Bayelsa Queens (Bayelsa); Abia
Angels, Gift of Life (Abia); Edo Queens, Martins White Doves (Edo); Tokas
Queens, Mosco Queens (Ogun); Sunshine Queens, Rising Queens (Ondo); Confluence
Queens (Kogi); Katsina Queens (Katsina); Osun Queens (Osun); Ibom Angels,
Alberto Queens (Akwa Ibom); Pelican Stars (Cross River).
In the men’s draw are: Enyimba FC, Abia Comets (Abia); Akwa
United FC, Starlets FC (Akwa Ibom); FC IfeanyiUbah (Anambra); Wikki Tourists,
Wikki Tourists Feeders (Bauchi); Yenagoa City, Nembe City (Bayelsa); Lobi
Stars, Dreams FC (Benue); El-Kanemi Warriors, El-Kanemi Babes (Borno); Rovers
FC (Cross River); Warri Wolves, J. Atete (Delta); Ebonyi United (Ebonyi); Inneh
Stars, Dynamite FC (Edo); Enugu Rangers (Enugu); Top World, Ekiti United
(Ekiti); FC Abuja, FRSC FC (FCT); Yarmalight FC, Flash Flamingoes (Gombe);
Heartland FC, Papilo FC (Imo); Jigawa Golden Stars (Jigawa); Kaduna United
(Kaduna); Kano Pillars (Kano); Katsina United, Katsina United Jnr (Katsina);
Galadima Best, Zara FC (Kebbi); Kwara United, ABS FC (Kwara); Kogi United, FC
Lokoja (Kogi); MFM FC, Bridge FC (Lagos); Nasarawa United, Akwanga Selected
(Nasarawa); Niger Tornadoes (Niger); Sunshine Stars, Akure City (Ondo); Gateway
FC, Almar FC (Ogun); Prime FC (Osun); Shooting Stars, Crown FC (Oyo); Plateau
United, Giwa FC (Plateau); Rivers United, Go-Round FC (Rivers); Sokoto United,
Fasbir FC (Sokoto); Gashaka Green Buffaloes (Taraba); Yobe Desert Stars,
Damaturu United (Yobe); FC Zamfara (Zamfara) For
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