The draw for the first round matches of the AITEO Cup, formerly known as Federation Cup, will be held in Lagos on Friday.
According to a media statement from the media department of the Nigeria Football Federation, the first round matches involving 64 teams from the Preliminary Round played last week, will kick off next Wednesday.
NFF General Secretary, Dr. Mohammed Sanusi, who is also secretary of the Organizing Committee, explained that the games would not go into penalties as has been the case over the years.
“From the first round stage, teams will be designated A and B,” Sanusi explained.
“Team A will have the prerogative to choose the centre for the match against Team B, from the pool of designated centres. If the match ends in a draw, Team B will now have the prerogative to pick a venue from the designated centres as its ‘home’ for the replay.”
AITEO CUP 2017 SCHEDULE
Draw for 1st Round Matches: 11thAugust
1st Round Matches: 16th August
Draw for 2nd Round Matches: 18thAugust
2nd Round Matches: 30th August
Draw for 3rd Round Matches: 31stAugust
3rd Round Matches: 13th & 16thSeptember
Draw for Quarter Final & Semi Final Matches: 14th September
Quarter Final Matches: 20th & 23rdSeptember
Semi Final Matches: 27th September & 4th October
Women’s Final: Monday 2nd October
Men’s Final: Sunday, 8th October