Federation Cup play-off matches to hold this weekend

Anulika Menanya, Lagos

The play-off matches of this year’s men Federation Cup competition will take place on Saturday and Sunday across the federation.

Emmanuel Adesanya, Head of Federation Cup unit, told the NFF that 20 teams will participate in the play –off round, which will involve the so –called rookie teams that have qualified for the national finals by virtue of reaching the final of the competition in the various States.

While nine of the matches will come up on Saturday, the match between Katsina United Junior and Niger Tornadoes Feeders will come up on Sunday, 17th April in Kaduna.

“The play –off round will throw up 10 teams that will now complete the 64 to enter the pots for the National Draw, coming up on 5th May,” Adesanya said.

THE FIXTURES

Samba Kurna (Kano) Vs Fasbir (Sokoto)     – Katsina      – 16/04/16

Akwanga Selected (Nasarawa) Vs Hafa Hadejia (Jigawa) – Kaduna – 16/04/16

Shettima Utd (Zamfara) Vs Zara FC (Kebbi) – Sokoto – 16/04/16

Katsina Utd Jnr (Katsina) Vs Tornadoes Feeders (Niger)– Kaduna– 17/04/16

Damaturu Utd (Yobe) Vs Diamond Academy (Taraba) – Yola – 16/04/16

Zaria Strikers (Kaduna) Vs Wikki Feeders (Bauchi) – Lafia – 16/04/16

Diamond Stars (Cross River) Vs Bridge FC (Lagos) – Benin – 16/04/16

Disdevit In Afrik (Enugu) Vs Akure City (Ondo) – Lokoja – 16/04/16

Almar FC (Ogun) Vs Chisco FC (Anambra) – Oleh – 16/04/16

Fehinti FC (Osun) Vs Yenagoa City (Bayelsa) – Owerri – 16/04/16

Confidence O.