Kano Pillars, Enyimba & Rangers get easy draws in AITEO Cup

Nigerian Football News By: Ikponmwosa Umweni | 21/05/2019

Kano Pillars, Enyimba and Rangers were handed easy draws at the 2019 Aiteo Cup Round of 64 games after the draw on Monday.

Nigeria Football Federation Deputy General Secretary, Dr Emmanuel Ikpeme conducted the draw after representing the General Secretary Mohammed Sanusi at the event will see 19 Nigerian Professional Football League teams jostle for places in the men’s Round of 32.

Ikpeme, also praised sponsors AITEO for the colour and glamour they have brought back into Nigeria’s oldest club competition with defending champions Enugu Rangers take on Tornadoes Feeders while Enyimba will host Kano Pillars Feeders.

NFF Director of Competitions, Mr. Bola Oyeyode also 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 a knockout basis.

A total of 64 teams, including 19 NPFL teams (minus Go Round FC, Heartland FC, Remo Stars and MFM that failed to 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.


Rangers Int’l Vs Tornadoes Feeders, Kebbi United Vs Lobi Stars,  Gateway FC Vs Almar FC

Abia Warriors Vs Heartland Comets,   Ambassador FC Vs Yobe Desert Stars,  Warri Wolves Vs Doma United, 

Rivers United Vs FC Timber Loader,  Sokoto United Vs Akwa United,  Walli Flamingoes Vs Delta Force

Cynosure FC Vs Mighty Jets,  Gombe United Vs FC IfeanyiUbah Feeders,  Niger Tornadoes Vs Fasbir FC

Enyimba FC Vs Kano Pillars Feeders,  Yobe Desert Feeders Vs Smart City,  Gwandu United Vs Katsina United

Osun United Vs Shooting Stars,   Ekiti United Vs Ebonyi United,  Jigawa Golden Stars Vs Insurance FC

Spartans FC Vs Port Harcourt City,  Police Osogbo Vs El-Kanemi Warriors,  Kogi United Vs Akure City

Setraco United Vs Plateau United,  Amanda FC Vs Calabar Rovers,  Wikki Tourists Vs Qatar FC

Layin Zomo FC Vs Sunshine Stars,  FC De-Leo Vs EFCC,  Katsina United Feeders Vs Nasarawa United

Aklosendi FC Vs Zabgai FC,  Crown FC Vs Bayelsa United Feeders,  Kwara United Vs Ben Ayade FC,   

Adamawa Heroes Vs ABS FC,   Aspire FC Vs Kano Pillars

Matches to be played on 25th May, with only the fixtures involving the teams that will participate in the Super 6 to be put on hold.


Capital City Dove Vs FC Robo,   Osun Babes Vs Linda Ayade FC

Police Machine Vs Vera Gold Angels,  Solo Wonders Vs Bayelsa Queens

Crystal Academy Vs Pelican Stars,   Edo Queens Vs YEF Queens

Olori Babes Vs Moje Babes,   Young Talents 99 Vs Fortress Ladies

Kaduna Queens Vs Abia Angels

Rivers Angels, Adamawa Queens, Sunshine Queens, Delta Queens, Nasarawa Amazons, Confluence Queens and Ibom Angels all draw bye to the Round of 16.