Glo Premier League sides, Dolphins and Kaduna United, suffered a shock exit in their round of 32 matches played on Wednesday.
Four-time winners Dolphins lost 2-4 to Akwa Starlets on penalties after the two sides failed to score in 120 minutes in Umuahia while Kaduna United slumped to a 1-2 defeat in the hands of Abia Warriors.
Ondo State-owned Sunshine Stars recorded a 2-1 victory over Nembe City with goals from Alaba Osawe and Dayo Ojo. City pulled one back through Emmanuel Lashima.
At the Confluence Stadium, Lokoja, ‘The People’s Elephant,’ Enyimba edged past Remo Stars in another tightly contested encounter.
Jamiu Coker gave Remo Stars an early lead in the 38th minute, but Enyimba staged a comeback after 70 minutes of missed chances.
Goals from Bobby Sokari (70th minute) and substitute Andrew Abalogu (85th minute) ended Remo’s dream of making the round of 16.
3SC of Ibadan saw off JUTH FC’s challenge as Gbolahan Salami was in hand to score an early match winner, enough to earn the Oyo State club a place in the round of 16.
Enugu Rangers defeated Samba Kurna 2-0 through Oghogho Oduokpe’s double.
Last year losing finalists, Lobi Stars, were 2-0 winners of their tie with Mountain of Fire Ministries (MFM) FC in Nnewi. Anthony Okpotu and Nanen Imenger were both on target for Lobi.
In Ilorin, Nasarawa United romped to the biggest win of the midweek fixtures with a 4-0 drubbing of City of David (COD) United.
Gombe United saw off the challenge of Nigeria National League (NNL) side Taraba FC by a two-goal margin.
Victor Barnabas scored a 16 minutes opener before Abdullahi Muktar sealed victory on the 61 minutes.
Federation Cup Round of 32 Results:
Juth FC 0-1 3SC
Heartland 1-0 Ingas FC
Julius Atete FC 0-0 Sharks (6-7 pen)
Akwa United FC 1-0 Makwada FC
Enugu Rangers 2-0 Samba Kurna FC
Plateau United 0-0 Niger Tornadoes (5-6 pen)
Warri Wolves 1-0 Spotlight FC
El-Kanemi Warriors 1-2 Kano Pillars
FC Taraba 0-2 Gombe United
Nasarawa United 4-0 COD United
Nembe City 1-2 Sunshine Stars
Remo Stars 1-2 Enyimba
Dolphins 0-0 Akwa Starlets (2-4 pen)
Abia Warriors 2-1 Kaduna United
ABS 0-0 Bayelsa United (5-4 pen)
MFM FC 0-2 Lobi Stars