Lagos - The encounter between CAF Champions League hopefuls
Enyimba FC and high –flying Rivers United is definitely the pick of the 2016
men’s Federation Cup quarter –final matches.
On Wednesday’s the People’s Elephant struggled against hard
–fighting J. Atete FC of Delta in their delayed Round of 16 clash at the
Confluence Stadium, Lokoja but eventually prevailed 1-0 to set up a battle with
the Port Harcourt giants.
Incidentally, both Enyimba and Rivers United play their home
matches in the Nigeria Professional Football League in Port Harcourt, after the
two –time African champions opted out of Umuahia, which was their temporary
base as their homeground in Aba in undergoing renovation.
Also read: Fed Cup: Rivers United stop 3SC as Warri Wolves fight into Q/Final
Also in the men’s quarter –finals, Akwa United will tackle
Nasarawa United while Warri Wolves clash with FC IfeanyiUbah in another
Wikki Tourists have their work cut out against the only
non-NPFL team remaining the race, Crown FC of Ogbomosho. The Oyo State boys
eliminated Enugu Rangers in the Round of 16.
In the women’s race, Rivers Angels will confront Nasarawa
Amazons while Delta Queens go up against Bayelsa Queens in the semi finals.
News24 reported that Nigeria Premier League sides, Giwa FC and Heartland
were both eliminated from the Federation Cup in the Round of 64.
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