The quarter final pairings for the Men’s 2022 Aiteo Cup is now compete after Kogi United edged out two-time Cup kings, Akwa United 2-1 yesterday at the UNEC Stadium, Enugu in a Round of 16 fixture.
The remaining seven teams are Niger Tornadoes, Lobi Stars, Nasarawa United, Wikki Tourists, Katsina United, Heartland FC and Kano Pillars all booked their spots on Saturday after beating their respective opponents.
The stage is now set for the Wednesday’s Quarter final showdown across four venues with Niger Tornadoes in a North Central derby against Lobi Stars in Jos. Both teams met recently in a league game at the same venue in a rearranged fixture and it was Lobi Stars that won the FA Cup in 2003 that had the last laugh then, winning the game 1-0.
At the Ahmadu Bello Stadium, Kaduna, Wikki Tourists led by former Nasarawa United gaffer, Kabiru Dogo will lock horns with the Solid Miners with both teams eyeing a semi-final spot while three times FA Cup champions, Heartland FC will square up with Katsina United in Ilorin. Both teams needed penalties to beat Dakkada and Sunshine Stars in that order on Saturday.
The last quarter final fixture is between Kogi United and Kano Pillars in Makurdi. Pillars beat DMD FC by 2-0 while Kogi United surprisingly eliminated Akwa United 2-1.
In the Women’s 2022 Aiteo Cup, Bayelsa Queens, Nasarawa Amazons, Delta Queens and FC Robo Queens have progressed to the semi-final stages.
The reigning Aiteo Cup winners qualified for the semi-final without kicking a ball after their foes, Abia Angels withdrew from the encounter while Nasarawa Amazons and Delta Queens needed penalty kick lotteries before eliminating Confluence Queens and Heartland Queens respectively.
FC Robo Queens with goals from Esther Adeboye, Gift Monday (2), Taiwo Lawal and Folashade Ijamilusi thrashed Royal Queens 5-0 to pick the last semi-final ticket.
Aiteo Cup 2022: Men’s Quarter Final Fixtures
Niger Tornadoes Vs Lobi Stars
Nassarawa United Vs Wikki Tourists.
Katsina United Vs Heartland FC
Kano Pillars Vs Kogi United.
*The match will be play on Wednesday
Aiteo Cup 2022: Women’s Quarter Final Results
Royal Queens 0-5 FC Robo Queens.
Nasarawa Amazons 1-1 Confluence Queens
*Nasarawa Amazons wins 3-2 on penalties
Delta Queens 0-0 Heartland Queens
*Delta Queens wins 5-4 on penalties
Bayelsa Queens walked over Abia Angels