Enugu Rangers are through to the semi finals of the 2015 Federation Cup following their emphatic 3-0 thrashing of El-Kanemi Warriors on Wednesday in one of the four quarter final games of the competition.
The Flying Antelopes have been without a major silverware for over two decades but they are on course to break the jinx as they sailed into the semi finals of the oldest football competition in style on Wednesday.
Aside Rangers, the trio of Nasarawa United, Lobi stars and Akwa United have also secured berth in the last four as the 2015 Federation Cup now hits the home stretch.
In Wednesday’s contest, big spenders , FC IfeanyiUbah were thrown out of this year’s Federation Cup competition after a tough duel with Nasarawa United at the Kwara Sports Complex, Ilorin.
The Lafia kings beat FC Ifeanyi Ubah to the semi finals with a 1-0 win, and will now play fellow Glo NPFL side, Akwa United, in the semi finals.
PREMIUM TIMES reliably gathered that the newly hired Head Coach for FC Ifeanyi Ubah, Daniel Amokachi, watched the game from the stands, while Coach John Obuh who has now been named Technical Director of the club, directed proceedings on the bench.
In other centres, Akwa United were stretched to the limit by surprise package, Niger Tornadoes Feeders.
Feeders had booted out top division club, Dolphins FC on penalties in the Round of 16 and again came close, before losing 3-4 on penalties after a battling 2-2 draw at the Aper Aku Stadium in Makurdi.
In Lokoja, Lobi Stars also shoved out another surprise package, BJ Foundation of Benin 2-1. A tantalizing semi final is on the cards as Lobi get set to battle Enugu Rangers.
In the women’s event, champions Rivers Angels were eliminated by Confluence Queens in an interesting contest.
The Kogi Queens edged the game 2-1, and will now tackle Bayelsa Queens, 2-0 winners over Edo Queens in the semi finals.
Also through to the semi finals are Nasarawa Amazons, who whipped Osun Babes 3-1, and Sunshine Queens, who defeated FC Robo 2-0 in Oleh.
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