By James Agberebi:
The quarter-final pairings for the Federation Cup for both men and women were announced on Monday by the Nigeria Football Federation.
The matches are billed for 12 August as various centres.
The pick of the bunch in the men’s draw will see NPFL sides, El-Kanemi Warriors take on Rangers, at the FIFA Goal Project in Abuja.
In Ilorin, Nassarawa United will lock horns with IfeanyiUbah; Akwa United and Tornadoes Feeders will square up in Makurdi and Lobi Stars will travel to Lokoja to face giant-killing BJ Foundation, conquerors of Heartland.
While in the wome’s draw, it will be Edo Queens and Bayelsa Queens coming up against each other in Anambra while Osun Queens will tackle Nassarawa Amazons in Benin.
The Enugu centre will welcome Rivers Angels and Confluence Queens as FC Robo will battle Sunshine Queens for a place in the semi-finals.
Holders Enyimba were knocked out in the earlier round of the Federation Cup.
Also, NPFL champions, Kano Pillars, were surprisingly eliminated from this year’s edition.