State FA Cup Round Up: Rangers, Ekiti Utd, EFCC FC, Sunshine Win, Tornadoes, MFM, Stuned

State FA Cup Round Up: Rangers, Ekiti Utd, EFCC FC, Sunshine Win,  Tornadoes, MFM, Stuned

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By Amaechi Agbo

It was indeed mixed results for the NPFL super power clubs in the country as some states completed their 2019 state FA Cup and expected and shocking winners emerged to set the tone for the national Aiteo Cup, can report.

Amidst controversy in Akwa Ibom state FA Cup, Akwa United were 1-0 better than Confine FC in the final of the 2019 Akwa Ibom FA Cup decided on Sunday at the Nest of Champions stadium, Uyo, Akwa Ibom state.

In the capital city of the country, FCT, EFCC FC pipped Setraco FC to win their second title in 5 years. Emmanuel Icha 80th minute strike was all EFCC FC needed to edge Setraco FC with a slim win and crowned champion of the 2019 FCT FA Cup.

It was a shocking result in Anambra as Aspire Academy are champions of the state’s FA Cup following their 4-3 penalties shoot out triumph over FC Ifeanyi Ubah Feeders. The game ended 1-1 draw at regulation time, hence both sides headed into penalties.

Elsewhere, in Bayelsa state, Bayelsa United Team B squeezed past Abaye FC with a 1-0 win to lift the state’s FA Cup, while Unicem Rovers pipped Ayade United in Cross River to become 2019 Cross River FA Cup champion.

Meanwhile, Ekiti United retained the title won last year as they proved too hot for JKF to handle after Afisu Jelili 15th minute goal separated both sides.

However, in Enugu state, inform Enugu Rangers continued their impressive run as the Flying Antelope walloped Star Plus 4-1 at the Cathedral.

In Nasarawa state, Aklosendi FC lost 4-3 on penalties after 1-1 regulation time draw with Nasarawa United.

Meanwhile, Ambassador FC outscored Green Beret FC 2-1 in Kaduna state to emerge 2019 Kaduna state FA Cup champion as Kano Pillars thrashed Kano Pillars Feeders 4-1 at the Sanni Abacha Stadium on Sunday to retain the title as Kano state FA Cup Champion.

In Lagos which played quarterfinals yesterday, Box 2 Box FC sent defending champion MFM FC out of the running for the FA cup crown.

In Nigeria State, Niger Tornadoes Feeder Team are the 2019 Champions of the state Aiteo Cup.

The young boys had no respect for their elder brothers as they beat them 3-1 via penalties after both teams ended goalless at regulation time.

In Abia State, the FA Cup final was postponed indefinitely due to the absence of the governor of the state, Okezie Ikpazu who the state’s FA chairman, E.C Chukwuemeka said travelled outside the country adding that the final cannot be played in the governor’s absence.

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