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2024 Nigeria Federation Cup national finalists revealed as playoff round gets fixtures

The men’s and women’s Federation Cup competitions are set to intensify as the national play-off matches kick off on Thursday in five cities across the Federation. These cities include Gombe, Jos, Katsina, Asaba, and Enugu.

Following the conclusion of the state-level competitions last weekend, the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) received entries from a total of 70 teams for the national finals.

Notably, Yobe State did not register for the competition, while Borno and Adamawa States registered only one team each instead of the expected two. Consequently, the initial field of 74 teams was reduced to 70.

Twelve teams have been selected for the play-off based on ranking, with the remaining 58 teams placed on standby. The six teams that emerge from the play-off matches will join the standby teams for the National Draw, resulting in a total of 64 teams.

In the women’s competition, a total of 31 teams are participating in the national finals, with only 20 states having registered teams.

Several states, including Benue, Ekiti, Imo, Kogi, Kwara, Nasarawa, Ogun, Osun, and Oyo, registered only one team each. In contrast, states like Abia, Bayelsa, Delta, Edo, Enugu, Kaduna, Lagos, Ondo, Plateau, Rivers, and the FCT registered two teams each.

The play-off fixtures are as follows:

  1. Classic FC (Adamawa) vs. Gamji Eaglets (Taraba) – Gombe – 4pm
  2. Warinje FC (Bauchi) vs. Simon Ben Academy (Kaduna) – Jos – 4pm
  3. Zamfara United Feeders (Zamfara) vs. PRO Line (Kano) – Katsina – 4pm
  4. Ine Stars (Edo) vs. Crusaders FC (Bayelsa) – Asaba – 4pm
  5. KC FC (Kogi) vs. PCM FC (Ebonyi) – Enugu – 2pm
  6. Flight FC (Benue) vs. Fr. Eburuaja (Imo) – Enugu – 4pm

The teams representing various states in the men’s and women’s competitions are listed below:

States & Representatives Teams (Men’s Competition)

Abia State: Enyimba FC, Abia Warriors

Adamawa State: Classic FC

Akwa Ibom State: Akwa United, FC One Rocket

Anambra State: Solution FC, Edel FC

Bauchi State: Wikki Tourists, Warinje FC

Bayelsa State: Bayelsa United, Crusaders FC

Benue State: Lobi Stars, Flight FC

Borno State: El-Kanemi Warriors

Cross Rivers State: Rovers FC, May Frank FC

Delta State: Warri Wolves, Delta Marine FC

Ebonyi State: Cynosure FC, PCM FC

Edo State: Bendel Insurance, Ine Stars

Ekiti State: Ekiti United, Ekiti United Feeders

Enugu State: Rangers Int’l, Coal City FC

FCT: EFCC FC, Sporting Supreme FC

Gombe State: Gombe United, Doma United

Imo State: Ikukuoma FC, Fr. Eburuaja FC

Jigawa State: Lautai FC, Dutse Strikers

Kaduna State: Green Beret FC, Simon Ben Academy

Kano State: Kano Pillars, PRO Line FC

Katsina State: Katsina United FC, Jr. Danburan FC

Kebbi State: Discovery Talent Academy, Kebbi United

Kogi State: KC FC, FC Bako

Kwara State: Kwara United, ABS FC

Lagos State: Inter Lagos FC, Ikorodu City FC

Nasarawa State: Nasarawa United, FC Basira

Niger State: Niger Tornadoes, Niger Tornadoes Feeders

Ogun State: Beyond Limit FC, Stormers Sports Club

Ondo State: Sunshine Stars, Adanimogo FC

Osun State: Osun United, Hammola Int’l FC

Oyo State: Ilaji FC, Shooting Stars

Plateau State: Plateau United, Mighty Jets

Rivers State: Rivers United, Ofirima FC

Sokoto State: Sokoto United, Jedo Academy

Taraba State: Gamji Eaglets FC, Karim United

Zamfara State: Zamfara United, Zamfara United Feeders

States & Representatives Teams (Women’s Competition)

Abia State: Abia Angels, Ahudiya Nnem Queens

Bayelsa State: Bayelsa Queens, GoldenSun Sports Club

Benue State: Honey Badgers

Delta State: Delta Queens, Delta Ladies

Edo State: Edo Queens, Fortress Ladies

Ekiti State – Ekiti Queens

Enugu State: Bright Future FC, Greenfoot FC

FCT: Naija Ratels, ON Youth Academy

Imo State: Heartland Queens

Kaduna State: Kada FC, Gallant FC

Kogi State:

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