Several top clubs including Heartland, 3SC and ABS FC have been dumped out of this year’s Aiteo Cup, while there were three walkovers.
‘The Naze Millionaires’, who survived the elite league chop following the decision of organisers to end the season after 24 rounds of matches, were eliminated by Cofine FC of Uyo 4-2 on penalty kicks after a 1-1 draw at full time.
The Aiteo Cup Round of 64 match was decided at Sharks Stadium in Port Harcourt on Sunday.
“It is painful we lost at this stage, it very unfortunate but life goes on”, Henry Echefu, spokesman of Heartland lamented to scorenigeria.com Shooting Stars fell on penalties to Supreme Court of Abuja.
In Minna, ABS, FC, second-tier Nigeria National League side, were also eliminated by non-leaguers Kebbi United.
3-2 on penalty kicks after a 1-1 draw in regulation time.
Kano Pillars defeated Ngwa FC 3-2, while Crown FC cruised past Kano Pillars Junior team 5-4 on penalties after a scoreless full time result.
There were also walkovers in favour of NPFL teams Katsina United, Go Round FC and Niger Tornadoes.
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