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Fed Cup: Rivers United stop 3SC as Warri Wolves fight into Q/Final

13 July 2016, 21:36Israel Ojoko

Lagos - Rivers United ensured only one team from Oyo State make It to the quarter final of the 2016 Federation Cup by beating 3SC 3-2 on penalties in the Round of 16 tie played on Wednesday, just as Warri Wolves fought their way in to the last eight after a marathon shootout that ended 8-7 against Prime FC.

The other team from Oyo State – Crown FC, had beaten Enugu Rangers 2-1.

Sunday Rotimi saved two penalties in a nervous shootout as Rivers United progressed to the quarter finals of the Federation Cup on Wednesday following a 3-2 victory over Shooting Stars Sports Club (3SC) after a goalless score in regulation time.

In a game of few clear cut goal scoring chances, defences dominated as regulation time failed to produce any goals.

The game actually got off to a flyer with 3SC almost netting in the opening minute through Sunday Adetunji.

He made the most of some indecisive piece of Rivers United defending but lost the battle of nerves against Rotimi as he fired into the side-netting.

Bernard Ovoke’s early chance represented United’s best chance in the half which finished goalless.

The second half followed a similar script as the first, with goal-scoring opportunities at a premium.

Guy Kuemian had the best chance of the half as he came face to face with the 3SC goal keeper, Tayo Fabiyi in the 68th minute but dragged his effort wide.

Also read: Rivers United coach wants 3SC scalp in Fed Cup

So it went down to the lottery of penalties to decide the winner.

Rotimi the earned his stripes saving well from Promise Ebiaku and Fabiyi while 3SC’s second half substitute, Nonso Ogbonna fired well over the bar from 12 yards.

Adetunji and Jimoh Olawale both converted their spot kicks for the vanquished side but it proved to be too little too late as United’s Godwin Obinze, Ovoke, and Chiwendu Ali all scored to ensure that Onyekachi Okafor’s missed counted for little.

Warri Wolves revenged against Prime who sent them packing at this stage of the competition in 2014, after playing 1-1 in regulation time.

Men’s Round of 16 Results

Dynamite Force 0-1 Nasarawa United.

FC IfeanyiUbah 2-0 Katsina United.

Rivers United 0-0 Shooting Stars [3-2 pen].

Warri Wolves 1-1 Prime FC [8-7 pen].

Wikki Tourists 1-0 Plateau United.

Crown FC 2-1 Rangers Int’l.

Akwa United 0-0 Sunshine Stars [7-6 pen].

Round of 32 Rescheduled: Elkanemi Warriors 1-1 Enyimba Int’l [1-4 pen].

Women’s Quarter Final Results:

Nasarawa Amazons 1-0 Abia Angels.

Bayelsa Queens 2-2 COD Ladies [6-5 pen].

Rivers Angels 2-1 Sunshine Queens.

Delta Queens 1-0 Katsina Queens.

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