Relegated Kano Pillars, Katsina United, Five Others Pick Aiteo Cup Quarterfinal Tickets
August 7, 2022
By Sedara Oluwadara
Nigeria National League bound Kano Pillars defeated DMD FC 2-0 in the Aiteo Cup Round of 16 to pick the quarter final ticket. Katsina United who were relegated at the end of the just-concluded 2021/22 NPFL season have also advanced to the quarterfinal after beating Sunshine Stars 5-4 on penalties after 1-1 draw at regulation time.
At the other center, Lobi Stars pipped Akure City 1-0 while Nasarawa United ended the dream of Bendel Insurance of winning the 2022 FA Cup with a 2-1 win. Wikki Tourists struggled into the last 8 after 5-4 triumph over El-Kanemi Warriors. The northern derby had ended in a barren draw before going into penalties. Heartland defeated Dakkada FC 5-4 while 2019 runners-up Niger Tornadoes pipped Green Beret 1-0.
Akwa United will slug it out with Kogi United in the Sunday last AITEO second Round fixture.
Full results AITEO CUP Round of 16 Results:
Lobi Stars 1-0 Akure City
Katsina United 1-1 (5-3) Sunshine Stars
Nasarawa United 2-1 Bendel Insurance
Wikki Tourists 0-0 (5-4) Elkanemi Warriors
Heartland FC 1-1 (5-4) Dakkada FC
Niger Tornadoes 1-0 Green Beret
Kano Pillars 2-0 DMD FC
Akwa United ? Kogi United
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