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2017 AITEO CUP: Five NPFL Clubs Lock In First Round Battles

. Action from Lobi, Katsina United game

About five Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) clubs will test their might in battle for the first round of the 2017 AITEO Cup, according to fixtures released by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF).

The five teams include Lobi Stars against Katsina United, Niger Tornadoes trading tackle with El-Kanemi Warriors of Maiduguri, Nasarawa United FC against Lagos club, Moutain of Fire and Miracles (MFM) FC, Wikki Tourists of Bauchi in battle against table toppers Plateau United and Abubakar Bukola Saraki (ABS) FC testing their might against Enyimba International FC.

Other NPFL clubs pitched against other clubs include, Rivers United pitching their tent against Nationwide League One side, FC Atete of Delta, FC Ifeanyi Ubah taking on another Nationwide League One club, FC Yarma Light, Akwa United against non league side Haifa FC, Kogi United squaring up against former champions Rangers International.

In the other pairings, giant killers Crown FC will take on Abia Warriors FC, Afonja Warriors Kwara United will battle Sokoto United, Kano Pillars against Yobe Desert Stars, while the likes of Shooting Stars Sports Club (3SC) and Sunshine Stars of Akure will battle Dynamite FC of Edo and Mighty Jets FC of Jos, Plateau respectively.

Two Nigeria National League sides Heartland FC and Insurance FC will engage in battle, Lagos-based Amateu Division Two side Spartan FC will entertain Almar FC from Ogun State, among other pairings.  Matches take place on Wednesday, 16th August 2017, across states of the federation

 

2017 AITEO CUP First Round Full Fixtures: 

NGWA FC (Ebonyi) VS FC GALADIMA (Kebbi)

HEARTLAND FC (Imo) VS INSURANCE FC (Edo)

LOBI STARS (Benue) VS KATSINA UNITED (Katsina)

KATSINA UNITED FEEDERS (Katsina) VS AKLOSENDI FC (Nasarawa)

AITEL FC (Taraba) VS UNICEM ROVERS (Cross River)

MIGHTY JETS FC (Plateau) VS SUNSHINE STARS (Ondo)

BAYELSA UNITED (Bayelsa) VS FC ZAMFARA (Zamfara)

ADAMAWA UNITED (Adamawa) VS CYNOSURE FC (Rivers)

EDE UNITED (Osun) VS SAKABA UNITED FC (Kebbi)

FC IFEANYI UBAH FEEDERS (Anambra) VS JIGAWA GOLDEN STARS (Jigawa)

SAMBA KURNA (Kano) VS WIKKI TOURISTS FEEDERS (Bauchi)

EKITI UNITED (Ekiti) VS DOLPHINS FC (Kaduna)

NIGER TORNADOES (Niger) VS EL-KANEMI WARRIORS (Borno)

RIVERS UNITED (Rivers) VS FC ATETE (Delta)

DELTA WARRIORS (Delta) VS AYADE BABES (Cross River)

FC YARMA LIGHT (Gombe) VS FC IFEANYIUBAH (Anambra)

HAIFA FC (Jigawa) VS AKWA UNITED FC (Akwa Ibom)

SHOOTING STARS (Oyo) VS DYNAMITE FC (Edo)

KOGI UNITED (Kogi) VS RANGERS INTERNATIONAL (Enugu)

NASARAWA UNITED (Nasarawa) VS MFM FC (Lagos)

NIGER TORNADOES FEEDERS (Niger) VS FC ABUJA (FCT)

DOMA UNITED (Gombe) VS ADAMAWA UNITED (Adamawa)

OSUN UNITED (Osun) VS COAL CITY YOUTHS (Enugu)

FC LOKOJA (Kogi) VS EL-KANEMI BABES (Borno)

KWARA UNITED (Kwara) VS SOKOTO UNITED (Sokoto)

WIKKI TOURISTS (Bauchi) VS PLATEAU UNITED (Plateau)

ABS FC (Kwara) VS ENYIMBA FC (Abia)

YOBE DESERT STARS (Yobe) VS KANO PILLARS (Kano)

ABIA WARRIORS FC (Abia) VS CROWN FC (Oyo)

FRSC FC (FCT) VS POTISKUM ACADEMY (Yobe)

ALMAR (Ogun) VS SPARTAN FC (Lagos)

MOYERO FC (Ondo) VS AKWA STARLETS (Akwa Ibom)

* Matches to take place on Wednesday, 16th August 2017

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