The last sixteen of the men’s division of this year’s AITEO Cup
Competition comes alive on Wednesday with potentially explosive life
Encounters in the Confluence Stadium in Lokoja, Enyimba Stadium in Aba
and Kadunas Ahmadu Bello Stadium.
It will certainly be a fight to the end in Lokoja if Tin City is respected
Lords, Plateau United takes on the form strong Nasarawa United
from Lafi. Plateau United, last winner of the Nigeria Professional
Football League, Jigawa knocked Golden Stars off the boat last time
Round while the Solid Miners defeated Bendel Insurance.
In Kaduna it’s a northern derby between Katsina United – in the NPFL
– and Gombe United, used to NPFL but currently in the second
Rank Nigeria National League. Both teams try each other’s carotid artery
at the Ahmadu Bello Stadium to see who got the ticket for the
The Enyimba Stadium in Aba hosts the Heartland FC of Owerri and
Revive Rivers United in a game by two Nigerian professional footballers
League fighters. Rivers United is aiming for success at this year’s NPFL. at
but they have to with Akwa United, Enyimba FC, Kano. climb a mountain
Pillars and Nasarawa United all focused on the diadem.
United could just choose to focus more on the AITEO Cup.
The Pride of Rivers has beaten Sokoto United in the round of 32 while
Heartland turned Ekiti United’s ambitions on their head.
In Abuja surprise packages Green Beret FC who closed the door to NPFL
Side Warri Wolves, meet another top team, Sunshine
Stars. Abia Warriors and Niger Tornados have a date at Aper Aku
Stadium in Makurdi, and Lobi Stars are their chances of one
Quarterfinals when they see Bayelsa United at Owerri’s Dan. fight
The Nnamzi Azikiwe Stadium in Enugu is the scene of the confrontation
between Wikki Tourists of Bauchi and Gateway FC of Abeokuta while
Ex-champions Kano Pillars and another surprise team, Kebbi United
(who shot Kwara United in the round of 32)
the Bako Kontagora Stadium in Minna.
All games start at 3pm.
AITEO CUP 16TH ROUND (MEN)
Kano Pillars v Kebbi United (Minna)
Gateway FC Wikki Tourists (Enugu)
Green Berets vs Sunshine Stars (Abuja)
Katsina United v Gombe United (Kaduna)
Abia Warriors vs Niger Tornadoes (Makurdi)
Plateau United v Nasarawa United (Lokoja)
Heartland FC v Rivers United (Aba)
Bayelsa United v Lobi Stars (Owerri)