2021 FCT Aiteo Cup: NAF, EFCC, Two Others Pick Semifinal Tickets
By Niyi Busari
Two Nigeria National League sides, NAF FC and EFCC FC as well as Democrats FC and Tripple J survived the quarterfinal hurdles in their respective games on Thursday at the Area 3 Sports Complex Abuja.
It was a tough game between Tripple J and Maracana as both sides set out defensively but was eventually settled via penalties after regulation time ended goalless.
Tripple J went on to win the penalty shootout 6-4 to set to a semi-final date with EFCC FC.
EFCC FC apprehended FWC 1-0. The National League side flexed their muscles and showed their superiority against the lower ranked FWC although the scoreline did not reflect their level of dominance in the game.
Police Machine with all their arsenals failed to find the back of the net in regulation time against a weaponless Democrats FC and eventually lost the match 5-4 on penalties.
And in the final quarter-final fixture, NAC FC put their recent disappointments in the National League behind them to beat Ejele FC 2-0.
NAC FC currently in the red zone of NNL Northern Conference Group A 1 dominated the encounter and got rewarded with two unreplied goals at the end of the day
Full Time Scores
Tripple J 0-0 Maracana (6-4)
Police Machine 0-0 Democrats (4-5)
EFCC FC 1-0 FWC
NAF FC 2-0 Ejele FC
NAF FC vs Democrats (4pm)
EFCC vs Tripple J (2pm)