2014 Federation Cup: Enyimba, Dolphins secure semi final ticket

Enyimba scored two goals against Sharks FC.

Former champions, Enyimba International FC and Dolphins FC of Port Harcourt, are through to the semi finals of the 2014 Federation Cup having secured victories in their quarter final games on Wednesday.

Aside the two former champions, the duo of Giwa FC and Prime FC have also secured historic berths in the final four as they also saw-off their opponents in Wednesday’s thrilling quarter-final pairings.

For the defending champions Enyimba who were pitched against Sharks FC, the Aba Elephants showed class defeating the Coach Gbenga Ogunbote tutored side by two un-replied goals in Abuja to soldier on in their quest to retain the title won last year.

Sokari Kingsley and Raphael Boumsong scored in the first half to help Enyimba overcome Sharks and keep their title defense hopes alive.

Dolphins were also convincing in their win as they overcame fellow Glo Premier League side Lobi Stars 4-2.

It was, however, a tough call for the duo of Giwa FC and Prime FC who had to rely on the lottery of penalty kicks to sail through to the semis.

After a goalless 90 minutes, Giwa FC piped Crown FC 5-4 on penalties. On their part, Prime won 4-3 on penalties after the full time ended 0-0. Adejare Adeniyi was the hero again for the Osun State team.

Meanwhile the grand finale of this year’s Men and Women Federation Cup competitions has tentatively been slated for Teslim Balogun Stadium, Lagos on Saturday, August 16.

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