NFF Director of Competitions, Dr. Mohammed Sanusi has praised the Football Associations of the 36 States and the Federal Capital Territory for concluding their State preliminaries of the 2014 Federation Cup competition on Sunday, 4th May, as scheduled.
“The NFF is happy with the States for complying with our directives and concluding their Federation Cup competitions on schedule. This will enable us to keep strictly to the timetable and conclude the competition on the date earlier announced,” Sanusi stated.
Sanusi however wondered why the Benue State Football Association would insist on taking the final match between Lobi Stars and Apa United to extra time when the rules of the competition are clear.
“We don’t understand why they decided on extra time, instead of penalties straight-away as the rules say. This matter will be investigated.”
With the states preliminaries concluded, all is set for the national preliminaries, with the Rookies’ clash coming up on May 13 and 14.
ALL THE RESULTS
FCT (FC Abuja 0 FRSC 1); Bauchi (Wikki Tourists 2 Young Elephants 1); Edo (Bendel Insurance 1 Dynamite Force 0); Cross River (Leopards 5 Atlantic 4: penalties after 1-1); Ondo (Sunshine Stars 3 Indigen FC 0); Abia (Enyimba 1 Abia Warriors 0); Ogun (Gateway 2 Remo Stars 0); Imo (Heartland 2 Baton 0); Enugu (Rangers 5 Ingas 4); Oyo (Crown 6 3SC 5, after penalties); Zamfara (Dallatu 1 Mafara United 0); Anambra (Okagbue Academy 1 Ikpeazu 0); Niger (Niger Tornadoes 3 Tornadoes Feeder 1); Lagos (First Bank 3 AS Racine 4, after penalties); Ekiti
(Ekiti United 5 JKF Boys 4); Kebbi (Zara Studio 4 Jega United 2, after penalties); Rivers (Sharks 6 Dolphins 7, after penalties); Benue (Lobi 1 Apa United 1; unresolved); Adamawa (Banani FC); Jigawa (Golden Stars 2 CBN Cashless 0); Yobe (Desert Stars); Borno (El-Kanemi Warriors 1 El-Kanemi Babes 0); Ebonyi (Ebonyi United 4 Bright Star 0); Gombe (Yarmalight 1 Gombe United 3); Nasarawa (Nasarawa United 3 Police Machine 1); Katsina (Spotlights 2 Dan Buran 0); Plateau (Plateau United 5 Giwa 4, after penalties); Sokoto (Sokoto North 1 Liverpool 0); Kwara (Kwara United 5 ABS 6, after penalties); Kano (Kano Pillars 4 Sky Academy 1); Taraba (Jalingo United 1 FC Taraba 2); Delta (Warri Wolves 1 Bobbies 0); Osun (Prime 1 Ajiroba 0); Kogi (Kogi United 3 Lokoja 2); Akwa Ibom (Akwa United 1 Ibom Youth 0); Kaduna (Ranch Bees
3 Kaduna United 1); Bayelsa (Bayelsa United 4 Nembe City 5, after penalties).
WOMEN: Edo (Edo Gus 2 Martins White 1); Ondo (Sunshine Queens 4 Rising Queens Academy 0); Lagos (FC Robo 3 COD United 0)