The battle for who makes the last four in the on-going 2013 Federation Cup will light up the country on Wednesday, 31th July, 2013.
Four centres across the country – Kaduna, Ilorin, Abeokuta and Abeokuta will be alive for the last eight encounter of the most-celebrated and longest-played football tournament.
Defending Federation Cup back-to-back champions Heartland who edged out Sharks of Port-Harcourt on 5-4 on penalties after a one-all draw tackles Akwa United of Uyo in the sporting northern capital of Kaduna.
Last year Semi-finalist, Kano Pillars looks to put behind them memories of missing out in the finals when they trade tackle Warrior Wolves in Ilorin after dumping out Gombe United 1-0.
Simultaneously on Wednesday in Abeokuta, The Solid Miners of Nasarawa, Nasarawa United will be slogging out with Enyimba International of Aba just less-than 2-week both met in Lafia which ended 1-1.
Sameway, lone Nigerian National League representative and and twin-club standing from Uyo, Akwa Starlets will looking forward to continue in their exploits against last year finalist and runner-up, Lobi Stars of Markudi in Enugu after both sending Abia Warriors and ABS packing respectively.
Fed Cup QUARTER FINALS PAIRINGS
Heartland FC Vs Akwa United – Kaduna – 31/07/13
Warri Wolves Vs Kano Pillars – Ilorin – 31/07/13
Nasarawa United Vs Enyimba FC – Abeokuta – 31/07/13
Akwa Starlets Vs Lobi Stars – Enugu – 31/07/13
Federation Cup Round of 16 Results
Niger Tornadoes 0 Warri Wolves 1
Enyimba FC 3 3SC 1
Akwa Starlets 2 Abia Warriors 0
Kano Pillars 1 Gombe United 0
Nasarawa United 1 Sunshine Stars 0
ABS FC 0 Lobi Stars 0 (Lobi win 5-4 penalties)
Akwa United 2 Enugu Rangers 1
Heartland FC 1 Sharks FC 1 (Heartland win 5-4 penalties)