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Fed Cup: Heartland, Dolphins, Abia Warriors Crash Out

Posted: Jul 23, 2015 at 2:00 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

The list of eminent casualties in this year’s Federation Cup competition swelled on Wednesday after Glo Premier League side, Heartland FC, bit the dust in a Round of 16 matches against BJ Foundation at the Aper Aku Stadium in Makurdi. Abia Warriors and Dolphins FC were also bundled out.

Little–known Edo State club, BJ Foundation, had beaten Kurmi Market of Kano in the Round of 64 and then got the better of Sportlight FC of Katsina in the Round of 32. On Wednesday, it recorded perhaps the biggest triumph of its history by beating Heartland 3-2.

FC IfeanyiUbah defeated Taraba 4-2 at the Area 3 Playground, Abuja, and Abia Warriors fell 1-2 to fellow Glo Premier League team Nasarawa United in Oshogbo.

Remo Stars, which bundled out holders Enyimba in the Round of 32, came close to knocking out Lobi Stars, but lost 3-5 on penalties after a 1-1 draw. The Ogun State club scored its goal 30 seconds into the match.

Plateau United, conquerors of Shooting Stars of Ibadan and Kano Pillars in earlier rounds, were thrown out this time,losing by a lone goal to El-Kanemi Warriors in Minna. Akwa United overpowered Prime FC in Oleh, by the same 1-0 scoreline.

In Ado-Ekiti, Niger Tornadoes Feeders eliminated another top division club, Dolphins FC of Port Harcourt 4-3 on penalties, after the match ended 1-1 in 90 minutes.