Elites Record Successes in State FA Cup Finals

The state finals of the Federation Cup were concluded over the weekend, as directed by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF).

The Anambra State final was suspended by the NFF as a result of the ongoing power tussle within the state FA after two parallel bodies ran different competitions, prompting the NFF to hold up the Anambra final.

In Kogi State, Idah FC edged giant-killing Federal Medical Centre (FMC) 1-0. FMC eliminated the much experienced Kogi United in the semi-finals but failed to reenact same feat in the final.

In Rivers State, Dolphins FC secured a narrow 1-0 victory over Sharks FC. Heartland FC are winners in Imo State after seeing off Papilo FC- owned by ex-Nigeria International Kanu Nwankwo- 2-0.

Captain Heartland FC of Owerri Chinedu Efugh celebrating after his team's 2-1 victory over Lobi Stars FC of Makurdi in 2012.
Captain Heartland FC of Owerri Chinedu Efugh celebrating after his team’s 2-1 victory over Lobi Stars FC of Makurdi in 2012.
In Plateau State, Plateau United claimed state championship via penalty shootout after ending regulation time against Glo Premier League side Giwa FC 1-1. Vision Boys are winners of the Ekiti State final with a 1-0 success over Maracana FC.

Selected results

Oyo: 3SC 2-1 Crown FC

Ondo: Peace Makers FC 3-4 Sunshine Stars FC

Plateau: Giwa FC 1-1 Plateau United (Plateau won 3-0 on penalties)

Ogun: Gateway 1-1 Remo Stars (Remo won 4-3 on penalties)

Cross River: Akampka FC 2-1 Black Cats

Nasarawa: Nasarawa Feeders 0-0 Nasarawa United (Feeders won 5-4 on penalties)

Abuja: FRSC 0-0 FC Abuja (FRSC won 4-2 on penalties)

Enugu: Enugu Rangers 3-2 Inter FC

Osun: Prime 3-0 Ajiroba Ooni

Kwara: Kwara Football Academy 2-2 Kwara United (Kwara United won 4-3 on penalties)

Bauchi: Wikki Tourists 5-0 Zabgai International

Kaduna: Kaduna United 1-0 Ahmadu Bello University FC

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