The Nigeria Football Federation has postponed matches of the Round of 16 of this year’s men Federation Cup competition as well as the quarter –final matches of the women competition as a result of the Eid-el-Fitri celebrations.
After the Federal Government announced on Friday that there would be public holidays on Tuesday, 5th July and Wednesday, 6th July for the Eid-el-Fitri celebrations, the NFF rescheduled the Round of 16 matches of the men’s competition and the quarter final matches of the women’s event for Tuesday, 12th July and Wednesday, 13th July 2016.
Sunshine Stars of Akure go up against Akwa United in Makurdi on Tuesday, 12th July as Crown FC of Ogbomosho and Enugu Rangers go for a tug in Kaduna on the same day.
High flying Rivers United and five –time champions Shooting Stars will now battle at the Ahmadu Bello Stadium, Kaduna on Wednesday, 13th July, as Wikki Tourists of Bauchi confront Plateau United in Akure in other all –NPFL clashes.
NPFL side FC IfeanyiUbah will take on Katsina United at the Kwara Sports Complex, Ilorin on Wednesday, 13tth July while Nasarawa United will test might with Dynamite FC of Benin City at the Confluence Stadium, Lokoja on the same day as Warri Wolves are up against Prime FC of Oshogbo at the Aper Aku Stadium, Makurdi.
The postponed Round of 32 clash between Enyimba FC and El-Kanemi Warriors will come up in Abuja on Wednesday, 13th July, keeping Round of 16 opponents J. Atete on holiday.
In the women’s competition, Abia Angels will take to the field in Lokoja against Nasarawa Amazons, as Delta Queens and Katsina Queens do battle in Abuja on Tuesday, 12th July.
Champions Sunshine Queens will tango with Rivers Angels of Port Harcourt in Abuja on Wednesday, 13thJuly and Bayelsa Queens and COD United Ladies of Lagos trade tackles in Oleh.
MEN’S ROUND OF 16
Akwa United Vs Sunshine Stars – Makurdi – 12/7/16 – 4pm
Crown FC Vs Enugu Rangers – Kaduna – 12/7/16 – 4pm
Rivers United Vs Shooting Stars – Kaduna – 13/7/16 – 4pm
Wikki Tourists Vs Plateau United – Akure – 13/7/16 – 4pm
Katsina United Vs FC IfeanyiUbah – Ilorin – 13/7/16 – 4pm
Prime FC Vs Warri Wolves – Makurdi – 13/7/16 – 4pm
Dynamite FC Vs Nasarawa United – Lokoja – 13/7/16 – 4pm
J. Atete Vs Enyimba FC/El-Kanemi Warriors
NOTE: Enyimba FC Vs El-Kanemi Warriors Round of 32 to be played in Abuja on Wednesday, 13th July, starting from 4pm.
WOMEN’S QUARTER FINALS
Nasarawa Amazons Vs Abia Angels – Lokoja – 12/7/16 – 4pm
Delta Queens Vs Katsina Queens – Abuja – 12/7/16 – 2pm
COD United Vs Bayelsa Queens – Oleh – 13/7/16 – 4pm
Sunshine Queens Vs Rivers Angels – Abuja – 13/7/16 – 4pm