Written by on October 4, 2018

Defending champions  Akwa United has been dumped out of the Aiteo Federation Cup following a 4-2 penalty shoot-out defeat to Five time Federation/Aiteo cup champions Enugu Rangers in their quarter-final tie at the Sani Abacha Stadium, Kano on Wednesday.

Michael Ibe gave Akwa United the lead four minutes before the break with a superb free kick then  Rangers’ captain Okey Odita restored parity  for his side 20 minutes from time as regulation time ended 1-1, before the Flying Antelopes booked a semi final place with a 4-2 victory during the penalty shoot-out, goalkeeper Femi Thomas saved  two of Akwa United’s kicks.

Katsina United defeated  Kwara United 3-1 in Lagos  to reach the last four of the  cup competition.

Destiny Ashadi gave Katsina United the lead before Tasiu Lawal doubled the advantage.

Kwara United striker Segun Alebiosu pulled a goal back, before Martins Usule made it 3-1 in favour of Katsina United at the stroke of fulltime.

Later today Nasarawa United will take on  El-Kanemi Warriors in the third quater-final clash  at the Enyimba International Stadium, Aba, while Enyimba and Kano Pillars will  battle at the Pantami Stadium, Gombe on Sunday.

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