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AITEO Cup: Holders Bayelsa United, Rangers, Enyimba, Remo Stars booted out – Latest Sports and Football News in Nigeria

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Cup holders Bayelsa United and former champions Rangers International have been sent packing from this year’s AITEO Cup competition in the Round of 32.

Two-time CAF Champions League winners Enyimba FC of Aba and CAF Confederation Cup aspirants Remo Stars were also victims as a good number of the 16 matches on Wednesday threw up interesting results.

Champions Bayelsa United and Green Berets ended it 0-0 at the University of Nigeria, Enugu campus but Green Berets went ahead to win 5-4 on penaltes

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Enugu Rangers were leading Heartland FC of Owerri at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium in Benin City but the Imo State champions drew level and then went ahead to win 8-7 on penalties.

Enyimba and Niger Tornadoes failed to find the net over 90 minutes in Ijebu-Ode before penalty shoot-out came to the rescue and the Ikon Allah smiled home 6-5 winners, to reach the Round of 16.

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In Abuja, Kwara United shot ahead in the first half against Wikki Tourists, who then levelled up and went ahead to win 4-3 on penalties at the FIFA Goal Project.

A marathon penalty shoot-out was needed to separate Nasarawa United and Sokoto United, who ended their tie 1-1 in Kaduna. The Solid Miners scraped through 11-10 after penalties and will be part of action in the Round of 16 scheduled for the weekend.

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The women’s Round of 16 matches will take place on Thursday evening.

AITEO FEDERATION CUP 2022

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ROUND OF 32 RESULTS (MEN)

Bayelsa United 0 Green Beret 0 (4-5 penalties)

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Enyimba International 0 Niger Tornadoes 0 (5-6 penalties)

Doma United 0 Lobi Stars 3

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Akure City Academy 2 Bendel Insurance Feeders 1

Rangers Int’l 1 Heartland FC 1 (7-8 penalties)

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Sunshine Stars 5 Rovers FC 1

Cynosure FC 1 Katsina United 3

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Remo Stars 0 Akwa United 3

Kogi United 2 Kanta United (5-4 penalties)

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DMD FC 0 Housing Corporation 0 (4-2 penalties)

Zamfara United 0 Kano Pillars 5

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Fulfill FC 0 El-Kanemi Warriors 1

Kwara United 1 Wikki Tourists 1 (3-4 penalties)

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Bendel Insurance 1 Ottasolo FC 1 (4-3 penalties)

Sokoto United 1 Nasarawa United 1 (10-11 penalties)

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ROUND OF 16 FIXTURES (MEN)

Green Beret Vs Niger Tornadoes

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Lobi Stars Vs Akure City Vs Niger Tornadoes

Heartland FC Vs Dakkada FC

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Sunshine Stars Vs Katsina United

Akwa United Vs Kogi United

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DMD FC Vs Kano Pillars

El-Kanemi Warriors Vs Wikki Tourists

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Bendel Insurance Vs Nasarawa United



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