Former Champions, Heartland FC, as well as embattled Giwa FC of Jos were among the “big name” casualties in the Round of 64 of the Federation Cup matches played on Wednesday.
While Giwa FC were bundled out by Premier League side, Sunshine FC, it was quite humiliating for Heartland who crashed out to non –League team, Top World FC of Ekiti, qat 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.
Elsewhere, FC Ifeanyi Ubah defeated Ebonyi United by a goal to nil, courtesy of a stoppage-time goal scored by Bello Koformata.
The Anambra Warriors who came into the game as favourites were given a tough resistance by their opponents who were fearless throughout the game
A superb brace by Rivers United winger, Bernard Ovoke proved the catalyst for a thrilling 4-3 win over Amateur side, Papilo FC in a round of 64 Federation Cup game decided at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium, Uyo on Wednesday.
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
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