Eight matches will be played across the federation on Wednesday next week as the national preliminaries of this year’s Federation Cup competition hots up.
Liverpool FC, runner-up in Sokoto State, will square up with Dan Buran FC, which lost 2-0 to Spotlights FC in the final of the Katsina State competition on Sunday. The match will be played in Gusau, capital of Zamfara State.
Mafara United, which lost by a lone goal to Dallatu FC in Zamfara State’s final, will take on Jega United, runner-up in Kebbi State, at the Sokoto Township Stadium.
Banani FC, the only side representing Adamawa State, will clash with Jalingo FC, runner-up in Taraba, at the Patani Stadium in Gombe, while Sky Academy, defeated by reigning Nigeria Professional Football League champions Kano Pillars in that State’s final, will take on Police Machine from Nasarawa State in Kaduna.
Tornadoes Feeders, beaten by parent club Tornadoes in the Niger State final, clash with Indigens of Ondo State in Lokoja while Bobbies FC, runner-up in Delta State are up against Ekiti State’s JFK Boys at the Sam Ogbemudia Stadium in Benin City.
Bright Star, runner-up in Ebonyi State, will take on Anambra’s Okagbue Academy in Enugu while Atlantic Warriors, which lost on penalties to Leopards in the Cross River State final, go up against Imo State’s Baton FC in Aba.