The processes for the 2024 Federation Cup men and women competitions will begin on Tuesday with the registration of interested Clubs by the Football Associations in the 36 States of the Federation as well as the Federal Capital Territory.
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The day will begin with the women’s final between Cup holders Bayelsa Queens and multi-titlists Rivers Angels.
In another quarter-final match, Lobi Stars, who defeated Bendel Insurance Feeders 3-1 in the Round of 16, lost 1-2 to Warri Wolves at the Otunba Dipo Dina Stadium in Ijebu-Ode, Ogun State.
Rangers International FC of Enugu, champions on several occasions, must watch it carefully against giant-killers Doma United of Gombe in what promises to be an entertaining afternoon at the Akure Township Stadium.
The Jewel of Rivers defeated Delta Queens 3-1 on penalties after playing out a goalless draw in regulation time.
The People’s Elephant squeezed through to this stage after a nail-biting penalty shootout against Rivers United FC in Uyo.
The National Playoff matches will be followed by the Draw Ceremony for the national competition on Wednesday.
According to the calendar from the NFF Competitions Department, the State finals are due to hold on March 19.
The schedule, which also accommodated Caf Inter Club competitions and the Federation Cup, will be activated with the commencement of the league season on January 13, with the Match Day One and ends with the NPFL playoffs from May 13 to 25, 2019.
The Stephen Keshi International Stadium Asaba was the venue for the 2018 Aiteo Cup finals between Kano Pillars and Rangers International Football Club.
Rangers’ Interim Coach, Chukwuma Agbo, praised the resilience of Coal City’s players and described the game as a test match for their Nigeria Professional Football League match against Gombe United
Hassan gave this assurance at a press briefing held at the LLC office on Lekki/Ajah Expressway, Lagos to announce the commencement of the grassroots football competition
Remo Stars are making their debut in the Nigeria top-flight league
The Nigeria Football Federation’s Director of Competitions, Bola Oyeyode, told thenff.com that all arrangements have been put in place for the match, scheduled for the main bowl of the National Stadium Complex as from 4pm
Speaking to newsmen in Enugu on Friday, Ezeaku said the club might register five more players to meet the CAF requirement in case of any eventuality
The Brazilian-led the club to victory in the 2016 Federation Cup and made a shock exit following his redeployment as assistant coach and head coach of the youth side when Japanese/American, Kenichi Yatsuhashi, was engaged
Rangers’ Media Director, Foster Chime, told the News Agency of Nigeria in Enugu that the list of affected players would be made known immediately by the technical crew after the pre-season camping
Wike, in a congratulatory message to the team in Port Harcourt, said the government and the people of the state are proud of their exploits
The competition which started as War Memorial Challenge Cup in 1942, had ZAC Bombers of Lagos winning the maiden edition though it was then limited to clubs based in Lagos
On its way to the final, Nasarawa United, nicknamed Solid Miners, defeated FC Abuja 1-0 in the Round of 64, beat Go Round FC by the same margin in the Round of 32 and saw off Dynamite United also 1-0 in the Round of 16