Aiteo/FA Cup Round Up: Enugu Rangers, Enyimba Eliminated, Green Beret, Akwa United Progress

Aiteo/FA Cup Round Up: Enugu Rangers, Enyimba Eliminated, Green Beret, Akwa United Progress

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By Amaechi Agbo

Former champions, Rangers International FC and Enyimba International FC were both bundled out of the 2022 Aiteo/FA Cup after losing their Round 32 matches.

Rangers, 2018 winners lost 7-8 on penalties against Heartland FC. Rangers took the lead in the 29th minute but their neighbours restored parity in the second half to force the game into penalty shootout after 1-1 full time score.

On their part, 2014 champions, Enyimba International FC suffered similar fate after losing 5-6 against fellow Nigeria Professional Football League, NPFL campaigners, Niger Tornadoes.

The regulation time ended goalless before the encounter proceeded into penalty shootout.

The results ensured that both teams will miss out in the 2022 CAF Confederation Cup as the winner of the FA cup will pick the second slot for the continent’s second tier league. Already, Remo Stars, who lost 3-0 against Akwa United, have picked the first slot by their virtue of ending 3rd on the 2022 NPFL log.

In other results of the Round of 32 matches, Green Beret FC defeated defending champions, Bayelsa United 5-4 on penalty in Enugu to progress to the Round of 16.

Bendel Insurance had a narrow escape as they beat Ottasolo FC 4-3 on penalties to progress. Kano Pillars recorded the highest scoreline of the fixtures after they walloped Zamfara United 5-0 in their encounter.

Full results of Aiteo/FA Cup Round of 32

Akwa United 3-0 Remo Stars

Bendel Insurance 1-1 (4-3) Ottasolo

Wikki Tourists 1-1 (4-3) Kwara United

Kano Pillars 5-0 Zamfara United

Niger Tornadoes 0-0 (6-5) Enyimba FC

Sunshine Stars 5-1 Rovers FC

Lobi Stars 3-0 Doma United

Green Beret 0-0 (5-4) Bayelsa United

Katsina United 3-1 Cynosure FC

DMD FC 0-0 (4-2) Housing Cooperation

Akure City 2-1 Bendel Insurance Feeders

Kogi United 2-2 (5-4) Kanta United

Heartland FC 1-1 (8-7) Rangers Int’l

Nasarawa United 1-1 you (11-10) Sokoto United

Elkanemi Warriors 1-0 Fulfill FC

Dakkada FC had a bye

Round Of 16 Fixtures

Sunday 07/07/2022

Green Beret 🆚 Niger Tornadoes

Lobi Stars 🆚Akure City Academy

Heartland 🆚 Dakkada FC

Sunshine Stars 🆚 Katsina United

Akwa United 🆚Kogi United

Housing Corporation 🆚Kano Pillars

Elkanemi Warriors 🆚Wikki Tourists

Bendel Insurance 🆚 Nasarawa United

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