Rivers United and FC IfeanyiUbah are through to the quarterfinals of this year’s Federation Cup after they went past Shooting Stars and Katsina United, respectively.
Rivers United eliminated Shooting Stars 3-2 on penalties after fulltime scores were 0-0.
Goalkeeper Sunday Rotimi saved two penalties for the Port Harcourt club to stay in hunt for the cup competition’s top prize.
In another Round of 16 clash, goals by Maduabuchi Okereke and Suleiman Mohammed for IfeanyiUbah saw off the threat posed by second division Katsina United.
Prime FC lost out to Warri Wolves 6-5 on penalties after 1-1 in regulation time.
Earlier on Tuesday, top NPFL sides Enugu Rangers and Sunshine Stars were the big casualties of the men’s Round of 16 of the Federation Cup.
Rangers, 1977 winners of the old Africa Cup Winners Cup, and several times champions of the Federation Cup, fell by a goal behind to Nigeria National League side Crown FC at the Ahmadu Bello Stadium, Kaduna but earned the equaliser on the hour mark.
However, the Ogbomosho, Oyo State –based Crown FC went all out and got the winner 10 minutes from time, sending shock waves round Nigeria football, in the manner of the Federation Cup .
At the Aper Aku Stadium in Makurdi, the all-NPFL clash between Akwa United and Sunshine Stars of Akure finished 0-0 in regulation time, before the Uyo side clinched penalty shootout victory in sudden death, 8-7.