By Adeboye Amosu:
Heartland Football Club of Owerri have been eliminated from the Federation Cup following a shocking 3-2 defeat to minnows, BJ Foundation.
The Naze Millionaires who eliminated fellow top flight side Sharks in the previous round, were totally outplayed and outclassed by the minnows despite the presence of their top scorer, Bright Ejike.
BJ Foundation have now scored three goals in each of their games in the competition.
First they recorded a 3-1 win against Kurmi Market in the round of 64 and also beat Sportlight by the same scoreline in the round of 32.
They will now hope to go further in the competition after passing their first real test against a top side with great aplomb.
Another Glo Premier League side, Dolphins, were also knocked out of the competition by Tornadoes Feeders.
The Port Harcourt Dwellers who rallied back from a goal down lost out 4-3 on penalties after regulation ended 1-1
At the Rojenny Stadium, Oba, Lobi Stars survived a scare from National League side, Remo Stars, to progress into the quater-final after winning 5-3 on penalties.
Remo Stars who knocked out holders Enyimba in the previous round were close to repeating the heroics after taking the lead in the first half but Lobi rallied back to draw level in the second half and eventually secured a place in the next round.
Also Plateau United, responsible for the exits of Shooting Stars and Kano Pillars, lost 1-0 to El-Kanemi Warriors in Minna.
Akwa United also progressed into the quater-final following a slim 1-0 win against another National League side, Prime FC in Oleh.
IfeanyiUbah beat fellow Premier League side Taraba United 4-2 in Abuja, while Nasarawa United sent Abia Warriors packing with a 2-1 win.
Ifeanyi Ubah 4-2 Taraba United
Akwa United 1-0 Prime FC
Heartland 2-3 BJ Foundation
Plateau United 0-1 El-kanemi Warriors
Nasarawa Utd 2-1 Abia Warriors
Lobi Stars 1-1 Remo Stars (Lobi won 5-3) on PK
Tornadoes F 1-1 Dolphins (Tornadoes won 4-3) on PK
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