The Nigeria Football Federation on Monday conducted the draw for the men’s Round of 64 and women’s Round of 25 of this year’s AITEO Cup competition, with a number of eye –catching fixtures accomplished in the draw. NFF Deputy General Secretary, Dr. Emmanuel Ikpeme, who represented the General Secretary, Dr. Mohammed Sanusi at the event, praised sponsors AITEO for the colour and glamour they have brought back into Nigeria’s oldest football competition. NFF Director of Competitions, Mr. Bola Oyeyode explained that this being a transition season, and with the mandate to conclude the competition on time in order to present to CAF Nigeria’s flagbearer in next season’s CAF Confederation Cup which starts in August, all matches will be on knockout basis. A total of 64 teams, including 19 NPFL teams (minus Go Round FC, Heartland FC, FC IfeanyiUbah, Remo Stars and MFM that failed ot qualify), will battle for places in the men’s Round of 32.
There are a total of 25 teams in the women competition, who starts their sector of the race when the men will be battling in the Round of 32. AITEO CUP MEN’S ROUND OF 64 Rangers Int’l Vs Tornadoes FeedersKebbi United Vs Lobi StarsGateway FC Vs Almar FCAbia Warriors Vs Heartland CometsAmbassador FC Vs Yobe Desert StarsWarri Wolves Vs Doma UnitedRivers United Vs FC Timber LoaderSokoto United Vs Akwa UnitedWalli Flamingoes Vs Delta ForceCynosure FC Vs Mighty JetsGombe United Vs FC IfeanyiUbah FeedersNiger Tornadoes Vs Fasbir FCEnyimba FC Vs Kano Pillars FeedersYobe Desert Feeders Vs Smart CityGwandu United Vs Katsina UnitedOsun United Vs Shooting StarsEkiti United Vs Ebonyi UnitedJigawa Golden Stars Vs Insurance FCSpartans FC Vs Port Harcourt CityPolice Osogbo Vs El-Kanemi WarriorsKogi United Vs Akure CitySetraco United Vs Plateau UnitedAmanda FC Vs Calabar RoversWikki Tourists Vs Qatar FCLayin Zomo FC Vs Sunshine StarsFC De-Leo Vs EFCCKatsina United Feeders Vs Nasarawa UnitedAklosendi FC Vs Zabgai FCCrown FC Vs Bayelsa United FeedersKwara Unted Vs Ben Ayade FCAdamawa Heroes Vs ABS FCAspire FC Vs Kano Pillars