Cup holders Enyimba International FC defeated Sharks FC 2-0 at the Fifa Goal Project in Abuja to reach the last four of this year’s tournament, as Dolphins emerged 4-2 winners over Lobi Stars.
Kingsley Sokari fired Enyimba into the lead from Mfon Udoh’s assist five minutes to the half-hour mark before Cameroon export Raphael Boumsong doubled the lead eleven minutes later.
The ‘Peoples Elephant’ where reduced to the ten men in the second-half, as substitute Emeka Nwana got his marching order.
At the Nnamdi Azikwe Stadium in Enugu, Dolphins maintained a 1-0 lead at the break courtesy of Emem Eduok’s 23rd minute strike.
Shaibu Adamu restored parity but Ebube Okpokwu helped the Port-Harcourt side regain the lead two minutes later.
Second-half substitutes Bolaji Sakin and Victor Alegbe tripled scores for Dolphins, before Seriki Audu halved Lobi’s deficit.
The other two quarter-final matches were decided by the lotteries of spot-kick, with Giwa FC edging Crown FC 5-4 and Prime FC eliminating Gateway FC 5-3 after 90 minutes ended scoreless.
Giwa FC goalkeeper Leke Ojo was the hero of the match played in Nnewi, after saving one of the opponents’ spot kick.
Ifeanyi Ananeme’s effort for Giwa was cancelled during the 90 minutes of regulation time.
The 2014 Federation Cup final is slated for August 16 at the Teslim Balogun stadium in Lagos with the overall winners earning the right to represent Nigeria at the 2015 Caf Confederation Cup.
Last Four Draw
Enyimba vs Giwa
Dolphins vs Prime