NFF Fed Cup Draw: NPFL Clubs Avoid Matchups, Bayelsa Derby Opens Competition

Draws for the Men’s and Women’s competitions of the 2015 Federation Cup were conducted at the Conference Room of the Fifa Goal Project, National Stadium Complex, Abuja on Thursday.

Out of the 64 teams that made it through the regional finals in the Men’s competition, defending champions Enyimba International FC were seeded 1, while 2014 losing finalist Dolphins FC were seeded 64th.

Holders Rivers Angels were seeded 1st out of the 18 teams that emerged for the Women’s Draw as Sunshine Queens were as well kept far apart, seeded 18th.

Oginni Queens will face Rising Queens, and Moje Queens battle Golden Babes in the play-off round of the Women’s Cup, with the remaining 14 teams drawn bye.

There will be no all-Glo Premier League clash in the round of 64 of the men’s competition, as Enyimba face Nasarawa Feeders FC, while four-time winners Dolphins are up against Inter FC. Other match-up in the opening round sees Bayelsa United away to neighbours Nembe City, Enugu Rangers away to Kaduna United and Kano Pillars at home to Zara FC.

Enyimba FC Defeated Dolphins to Win the 2014 Federation Cup at the Teslim Balogun Stadium in November.
Enyimba FC Defeated Dolphins to Win the 2014 Federation Cup at the Teslim Balogun Stadium in November.

The round of 64 matches takes place on 13 and 14 May and the round of 32 is slated for 8 and 9 July. The Federation Cup will then take a short break and resumes a fortnight later with last 16 fixtures.

The quarter-finals matches come up on 12 and 13 August. The semi-final is scheduled for 19 August, while the final holds on 30 August.

Men’s Draw

FRSC FC Vs Sharks FC
Nasarawa United Vs New Vision FC
Junior Spotlite FC Vs Lobi Stars FC
Peacemaker FC Vs New Stars FC
J.Atete FC Vs Sunshine Stars FC
Papilo FC Vs Gombe United FC
FC Abuja Vs Wikki Tourists FC
Idah United FC Vs Spotlight FC
Kaduna United FC Vs Rangers International FC
El Kanemi Warriors Vs Kwara Academy
Enyimba FC Vs Nasarawa Feeders FC
Akwa Starlets FC Vs Kwara United
Bilani FC Vs Gateway FC
Christ Ambassadors FC Vs Prime FC
Akwa United FC Vs Dalhatu United FC
El Kanemi Babes Vs Abia Warriors FC
Doma United Vs Jalingo United FC
Giwa FC Vs Kukuruku Dragons FC
FC Taraba Vs Akampa United FC
Kurmi Market FC Vs BJ Foundation
Makwada Warriors FC Vs Jigawa Golden Stars FC
Caliphate Sokoto Vs Crown FC
Gabros FC Vs Chuson FC
Heartland FC Vs Bizi Cashless FC
Plateau United FC Vs 3SC FC
Inter FC Vs Dolphins FC
Kano Pillars FC Vs Zara FC
Cardinal FC Vs Remo Stars FC
Zagbai FC Vs Niger Tornadoes FC
Niger Tornadoes Feeders Vs Shinkafi United FC
A.B.U Zaria FC Vs Ajiroba Oni FC
Nembe City Vs Bayelsa United
Doma United FC Vs Jalingo United FC

Women’s Draw
Oginni Queens Vs Rising Queens
Moje Queens Vs Golden Babes

Drawn Bye: Rivers Angels,COD United Ladies, Ibom Angels, Kogi Confluence, Edo Queens, Bayelsa Queens, Beautiful Tour, sun Babes, Fortress Ladies, Delta Queens, Nasarawa Amazons, FC Robo Queens, Algerto Queens & Sunshine Queens.

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