Ibadan, Kaduna To Host FA Cup Semi-Finals
Published: September 06, 2016
Ibadan, Kaduna To Host FA Cup Semi-FinalsThe Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has confirmed today Ibadan and Kaduna the venue for the semi-finals fixtures of this year’s Federation Cup scheduled for September 18th and 25th respectively.

FC Ifeanyiuba of Anambra State will lock horns with the giant killers, Crown FC of Ogbomosho, in the first semi-final slated for the Ahmadu Bello Stadium in Kaduna on September 18, while last year’s finalists, Nasarawa United FC will tackle Enyimba International FC at the Lekan Salami Sports Complex, Adamasingba in Ibadan.

The Oyo State FA Chairman, Chief James Odeniran while reacting on the development has expressed his joy and delight for playing host to such high profile match, saying is long Ibadan hosted a football match of that magnitude.

He however, pledged to put all machinery in motion towards ensuring a hitch-free encounter and an adequate awareness to attract a full stand which he claimed will further encourage the NFF to bring more high profile matches to Ibadan.

Also, the Women’s Federation Cup semi-finals will take place on September 21st at Nanmdi Azikiwe Stadium, Enugu.

Meanwhile, the winners of the two semi-finals will battle for the coveted trophy in a venue yet to be announced, but Lagos that has hosted the past four finals may likely again host the final.

Olanrewaju Akanbi

Photo Credit : thenff.com
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