Last year’s finalists Lobi Stars have progressed to the quarter final of the 2013 Federation Cup competition after edging out ABS of Ilorin 5-4 on penalties at the Bako Kotangora Stadium, Minna.
Abubakar Bukola Saraki, ABS, had pegged Bayelsa United with similar margin in the round of 32 game decided in Benin lastweek, but were unlucky this time from the penalty spot as they were edge out by Lobi Stars 5-4 after the regulation time.
Cup holders Heartland beats Sharks 5-4 on penalties after the full time at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium, Benin.
The game ended in a 1-1 draw with Bright Ejike getting the lead for Heartland while Emmanuel Fabiyi scored for Sharks to leveled score.
In Owerri, Enugu Rangers suffered a shock defeat as they lost 2-1 to Akwa United at the Dan Anyiam Stadium.
After a 1-1 draw in the first half, Rangers Ousmane Pape scored an own goal in the 68th minute to seal the victory for Akwa United.
Kano Pillars edge out hard fought Gombe United 1-0 In Jos, courtesy of Bello Musa Kofarmata’s 61st minute strike.
Akwa Starlets shocked Abia Warriors 2-0 to advance into the quarter finals while Warri Wolves also recorded a 1-0 win over Niger Tornadoes.
Macaulay Iloh’s 41 minute strike was all Nasarawa United needed to beat Sunshine Stars in Lokoja.
FEDERATION CUP ROUND OF 16 RESULTS
Enyimba FC 3-1 3SC
Niger Tornadoes 0-1 Warri Wolves
Akwa United 2-1 Enugu Rangers
Akwa Starlets 2-0 Abia Warriors
Kano Pillars 1-0 Gombe United
Nasarawa United 1-0 Sunshine Stars
Lobi 0 ABS 0 (Lobi won 5-4 on penalties)
Heartland 1-1 Sharks (Heartland won 4-3 on penalties)