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Federation Cup Draw Holds May 31



The original field of 510 clubs that entered for the 2017 Nigeria Federation Cup has been narrowed 73 following the conclusion of most of the State FA Cup finals across the country at the weekend.
Only the Rivers State are yet to be played. Upon conclusion of the outstanding final, the total for the national competition will be 74 – a field of two teams from the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory.
The draw for the national competition will hold on May 31. Sports Village Square gathered from the Media Department of the Nigeria Football Federation that 20 teams designated as rookies will have playoff in which 10 of them will emerge to join the rest and form a pool of 64.
The final results of the State FA Cup are:

Abia: Enyimba 1-1 Abia Warriors (3-4 pso)

Adamawa: Adamawa United 1-0 Adamawa United Feeders

Akwa Ibom
: Akwa United 0-0 Akwa Starlets (4-3 pso)

Anambra: FC IfeanyiUbah 1-0 FC IfeanyiUbah Feeders

<Bauchi: Wikki Tourists 1-0 Wikki Tourists Feeders


Bayelsa: Bayelsa Utd 0-0 George Turner (Turner won on penalties)

Benue: Lobi Stars 2-0 FC Minda

Borno: El Kanemi Warriors 2-0 El Kanemi Babes

Edo: Insurance 5-0 Dynamite FC

Enugu: Coal City Youths 0-1 Enugu Rangers


Ekiti: Ekiti United 1-0 Fashmod FC

Ebonyi: Cynosure FC 1-1 Ngwa Utd (3-4 pso)

FCT: FRSC FC 2-2 FC Abuja (4-2 pso)

: Yarma light 1-1 Doma United (2-4 pso)

Imo: Heartland FC 1-1 Sam Daddy FC (3-4 pso)

Jigawa: Jigawa Golden Stars 3-1 Halfa FC


Kano: Kano Pillars 2-0 Samba Kurna

Kogi: Kogi United 2-0 FC Lokoja

Kwara: ABS FC 0-1 Kwara United

Lagos: MFM FC 3-1 Spartans

Nasarawa: Nasarawa United 1-0 Aklosendi FC


Niger: Niger Tornadoes 1-1 Niger Tornadoes Feeders (5-3 pso)

Ondo: Sunshine Stars 2-0 Moyero

Osun: Osun United 2-2 Ede United (6-5 pso)

Oyo: Shooting Stars 2-1 Crown FC

Plateau: Mighty Jets 1-3 Plateau United


Rivers: Cynosure FC v Rivers United (Tuesday 9am)

Kunle Solaja is the author of landmark books on sports and journalism as well as being a multiple award-winning journalist and editor of long standing. He is easily Nigeria’s foremost soccer diarist and Africa's most capped FIFA World Cup journalist, having attended all FIFA World Cup finals from Italia ’90 to Qatar 2022. He was honoured at the Qatar 2022 World Cup by FIFA and AIPS.

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