Nigeria Football Federation has released the 2015 Federations (FA) Cup Men’s Round 32 and Women’s Round 16 Fixtures.
The men’s Federation Cup fixture pitched four premier League clubs against each other for a spot in the round of 16. For instance, Heartland and Sharks, Gabros and Bayelsa would battle for two slots respectively while other top NPFL clubs like Kano Pillars, Enyimba, Rangers and Wikki Tourists as well as Dolphins would fancy their chances of advancing to the next round with lower league opponents to contend with. A total of sixteen matches will take place at designated venues across the country.
The Round of 64 produced some cupsets when a relatively un-known non-league side, Kukuruku Dragons of Edo State knocked out Premier League high-fliers Giwa FC. Both teams finished 2-2 at the Bako Kontagora Stadium in Minna, before the Edo boys won a pulsating penalty shoot-out 7-6 to sail into the Round of 32.
Delta State representatives, J. Atete also caused sensation by eliminating NPFL table-leader, Sunshine Stars of Akure 3-1 in Benin City. Nigeria National League side, Plateau United also ended the aspiration of another Premier League club, Shooting Stars with a 1-0 victory at the Enyimba International Stadium, Aba.
Full Fixtures of Round 32 Matches:
Kukuruku Dragons Vs Enugu Rangers
Makwada Warriors Vs Nasarawa United
Abia Warriors Vs Crown FC
Enyimba Vs Remo Stars
Lobi Stars Vs N.Tornadoes
Heartland FC Vs Sharks FC
Spotlight FC Vs BJ Foundation
Papilo FC Vs FC Taraba
J. Atete FC Vs Prime FC
Akwa United Vs Peacemaker FC
Wikki Tourists Vs Tornadoes Feeders
Jalingo FC Vs Dolphins FC
Kano Pillars Vs Plateau United
Gateway FC Vs El-Kanemi Warriors
Kwara United Vs ABU FC
Gabros Vs Bayelsa United
Full Fixtures for the Women’s 16 Round
Rivers Angels Vs COD United Ladies
Ibom Angels Vs Kogi Confluence Queens
Moje Queens Vs Edo Queens
Bayelsa Queens Vs Beautiful Tour Ladies
Osun Babes Vs Fortress Ladies
Delta Queens Vs Nasarawa Amazons
Rising Queens Vs FC Robo
Alberto Queens Vs Sunshine Queens
By Olisemeka Obeche