The match between five-time champions Enugu Rangers and former winners Kaduna United headlines the Round of 64 battles as the Nigeria Football Federation conducted the Draws for this year’s Men and Women Federation Cup competitions in Abuja on Thursday.
The colourful ceremony at the Conference Room of the FIFA Technical Centre was witnessed by members of NFF Executive Committee, Alhaji Ahmad Kawu, High Chief Emeka Inyama, Mrs Dili Onyedinma and Chief Felix Anyansi-Agwu, NFF General Secretary, Dr. Mohammed Sanusi and other members of Management, senior staff members, officials of State Football Associations and participating clubs, media representatives and other stakeholders.
Cup holders Enyimba FC clash with Nasarawa Feeders, and excellent football is guaranteed with Shooting Stars of Ibadan, eight-time champions, locking horns with Plateau United and BJ Foundation testing Kano’s Kurmi Market.
In the women’s draw, 14 of the 18 teams drew bye into the next round, but Moje Babes of Kwara State and Golden Babes of Ebonyi State will tackle themselves as Oginni Queens of Osun State also face Rising Queens of Ondo State.
The men’s Round of 64, as well as women’s first matches will take place on May 13 and 14. The Round of 32 is slated for July 8 and 9, with the Round of 16 to come up July 22and 23 and the quarter finals scheduled for August 12 and 13.
The semi finals are for August 19 with the grand finale now fixed for August 30.