Cup holders, Enyimba Fc of Aba, suffered a 3-1 penalty shootout defeat to Remo Stars and failed to advance beyond the round of 32. The game went into penalties after the scores stood at 1-1 after regulation time. Kadiri Ikhana’s men could only convert one of their spot kick while Salifou, Mbale Chukwuje and Adepogun Tayo were all on target for Remo stars and ensured the team’s victory.
Champions of the NPFL, Kano Pillars also suffered a shocking defeat to a lower division side, Plateau United. Plateau United won 5-3 on penalties and are gradually becoming the ‘giant beaters’ after having defeated another premier league side, shooting stars, to reach the third round.
Other results from the round of 32 games includes:
El Kanemi Warriors 4 – 3 Gateway Fc (penalties)
Kwara United 5 – 3 ABU Zaria (penalties)
Prime Fc 3 – 2 Julius Atete (penalties)
Heartland 1 – 0 Sharks Fc
Fc Ifeanyi Ubah 2 – 1 Bayelsa United
Lobi Stars 1 – 0 Niger Tornadoes
Nassarawa United 2 – 1 Makwada Warriors