Rangers International FC of Enugu are through to the Round of 32 of the AITEO Cup competition after the Organizing Committee threw out opponents Kogi United following Wednesday’s abandoned encounter in Lokoja.
The home boys were leading 2-1 before there was spectator-encroachment on the pitch of Confluence Stadium after the referee awarded a penalty kick to the reigning Nigeria Professional Football League champions.
Rangers have therefore joined the teams that will enter the pot for Friday’s draw for the Round of 32 games during the Sports Tonight programme of Channels Television.
In other matches played on Thursday, Niger Tornadoes edged an all-NPFL teams’ encounter against El-Kanemi Warriors 2-1 in Lokoja, while Akwa United downed hosts Halfa FC of Jigawa 3-1 in Hadejia.
Adamawa United Feeders also reached the Round of 32 following a 2-1 triumph over Cynosure FC of Rivers, and FC Abuja thrashed Niger Tornadoes Feeders 4-1 in Lokoja.