The Round of 64 matches of the 2016 men’s Federation Cup competition, as well as the first round matches of the women competition will begin across the country on Wednesday.
A statement issued on Tuesday in Abuja by Ademola Olajire, the Assistant Director of Communications, Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) said Oleh, Owerri, Oshogbo, Lokoja and Benin would host the women’s matches.
It said the 29 matches in the men’s competition would be played in the Federal Capital Territory, Kaduna, Makurdi, Lokoja, Owerri, Umuahia, Enugu, Bauchi, Zaria, Ijebu-Ode, Jos, Oleh, Benin and Lagos.
“All matches will take place on Wednesday and Thursday, with the exception of the women’s match between Sure Babes of Ilorin and Gift of Life Queens of Umuahia scheduled for Friday, May 27.
“There will be 21 matches (20 men’s matches and one women’s match) on Wednesday and 13 matches (nine men’s matches and four women’s matches) on Thursday.
“The Confluence Stadium, Lokoja will host a total of six matches (five men’s matches and one women’s match).
“The Oleh Township Stadium in Delta State will host two women’s matches on Thursday, while the Area 3 Sports Centre, Abuja will host four men’s matches,’’ the statement said.
It further said that Kaduna will host three matches, just as the Dan Anyiam Stadium, Owerri will host three matches (two men’s matches and one women’s match); Makurdi and Zaria will host two matches each.
Wednesday matches in Abuja will see Sokoto United play Crown FC, Ogbomosho at 2 p.m., while Yarmalight will engage Warri Wolves at 4 p.m. (NAN)