Federation Cup: Insurance begin title defence in Abuja against Stormers SC

Reigning Federation Cup champions, Bendel Insurance of Benin will begin their title defence against Stormers SC of Abeokuta at the Area 3 Playing Ground in Abuja in Round of 64 clash.

According to  the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) releases fixtures for the 2024 Federation Cup round of 64 the matches will take place in several 10 centres across the nation on Wednesday and Thursday with the winners progressing into Round of 32.

Bendel Insurance pipped Enugu Rangers 1-0 at the Stephen Keshi Stadium, Asaba Delta State in 2023 to earn its fourth FA title it first won in 1980.

The last time Insurance met Stormers SC was in the NNL 2021-2022 season and Insurance triumphed, 1-0 and 2-0 respectively.

Edo FA Cup runners up, Ine Stars of Benin on the other hand have been drawn against Kebbi Utd in the same round.

A win for Bendel Insurance in this encounter will earn the Benin based boys a ticket to the round of 32.

The standout fixture of the Round of 64 is the mouth-watering encounter between Kano Pillars and Rangers which will hold at Bwari stadium, Abuja on Thursday.

The encounter will be a repeat of the 2018 final which Rangers won 4-2 on penalties.

The winner of the competition will represent Nigeria in the CAF Confederation Cup next season.

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