Some Nigerian Premier League Clubs have crashed out of the Federation Cup 2014.
Warri Wolves, Gombe United, and Abia Warriors all crashed out after losing their Round of 32 matches.
Warri Wolves lost 1-4 on penalties to Prime FC of Osogbo, a National League side, in a match played in Lokoja, the Kogi State capital.
Gombe United also lost 4-5 on penalties to First Bank FC after both teams played a goalless draw after 120 minutes.
Abia Warriors conceded a first half goal to lose 0-1 to El-Kanemi Warriors of Maiduguri in a match played in Abuja.
The Coach of El-Kanemi warriors, Salisu D’Black, told PREMIUM TIMES after the match that his team put pressure on the attacking area of Abia Warriors to secure victory.
“Although some of our players are fasting we put pressure on the attacking area to win the match. Our target now is to win the FA Cup and to keep working hard,” he said.
While reacting to the team’s loss, the Abia Warriors captain, Okorie Arinze, said, “We created many chances which was not converted into goals. Sadly luck was not on our side today.”
Final results of round 32 matches played on Friday
Abia Warriors 0 El Kanemi 1
Dolphins 1 Kogi United 0
Prime 0 Warri Wolves 0 (4-1 on pen)
Heartland 0 Sharks 1
First Bank 0 Gombe United 0 (5-4 on pen)