Giwa FC of Jos were bundled out of this year’s Federation Cup competition on Wednesday, just as Nigeria Professional Football League side Heartland FC crashed out to non-League team Top World FC of Ekiti at Oleh Township Stadium.
Lokoja’s Confluence Stadium was the venue of Giwa FC’s fall, as the team was spanked 2-0 by NPFL side Sunshine Stars.
The Federation Cup fully lived up to its character of surprises and more surprises with another NPFL club, MFM of Lagos made to sweat before eliminating El-Kanemi Babes of Maiduguri on penalties in Kaduna.
Nwankwo Kanu-owned Papilo FC put up a brave fight but lost 4-3 to NPFL side Rivers United, while Shooting Stars defeated Wikki Feeders 2-0.
All the results
Sunshine Stars 2 Giwa FC 0
J. Atete 1 Akwa Starlets 0
Fasbir FC 0 Niger Tornadoes 2
Prime FC 2 Inneh Stars 1
Kogi United 1 Ekiti United 1 (Kogi win 4-3 on penalties)
Go Round 3 Yobe Stars 1
MFM FC 1 El-Kanemi Babes 1 (MFM win 3-2 on penalties)
Shooting Stars 2 Wikki Feeders 0
Heartland 0 Top World FC 0 (Top World win 4-3 on penalties)
Rivers United 4 FC Papilo 3
Plateau United 4 Zara FC 0
Wikki Tourists 1 FRSC FC 1 (Wikki win 3-2 on penalties)
Yarmalight 2 Warri Wolves 3
Katsina United 3 FC Lokoja 0 (W/O)
Jigawa Golden Stars 3 Gashaka Buffaloes 0 (W/O)
Sokoto United 1 Crown FC 3
Rovers 1 Flash Flamingoes 1 (Flamingoes win 5-4 penalties)
FC IfeanyiUbah 1 Ebonyi United 0
*ABS Vs Yenegoa City rescheduled for Thursday after heavy downpour in Ijebu-Ode
Martins White Doves 3 Tokas Queens 0 (W/O)