Federation Cup: Insurance, Plateau United, Nasarawa crash out

Federation Cup defending champions, Bendel Insurance of Benin Wednesday evening crashed out of this year edition after losing by two goals to nil to  Wikki Tourists of Bauchi  at the Area 3 Playing Ground in Abuja.

In another match decided in Abuja, Katsina United edged out Bayelsa United by a lone goal at the Bwari Township Stadium.

Nasarawa United also lost by a lone goal to Sokoto United in another Round of 32 match yesterday.

At the FIFA Goal Project, Sunshine Stars of Akure had the last laugh over Plateau United as the Owena Whales advance to the Round of 16 in the oldest Cup competition in Nigeria.

David Ariyo was the hero for Sunshine Stars .The match started with Sunshine stars building up the attack with long serving captain of the team Abe Sunday at the right flank with good combination from the duo of Emmanuel Ogbuagu and Chidozie Iwundu .

Stars first chance of the game came 3 minutes into the game , Yusuf Ibrahim pulling a low drive from outside the vital area, his effort was an one for Plateau United goalkeeper to handle .

United settled moments later but were denied in the half of Sunshine Stars.

Ariyo however announced his prowess in the 15th minutes when  he dived to save an attempt at the edge of the Goal post .

The Northerners, however capitalized on a slip at the edge of the box to get an opener in the 50th Minutes.

Kennedy Boboye however introduced Opeoluwa Olufemi, Nelson Osahon and Suraj Ibrahim in the 57th minutes to replace Promise Awosanmi, Kingsley Ogunmola a d Duke Osimaga.

Ten minutes after his introduction, Opeoluwa Olufemi has a chance to get an equalizer but his efrort was just too wide .

Again, Kennedy Boboye introduced fresh legs in the 78 minutes , this time  Moses Omodumueke a d Vincent Temitope replaced Mafeng Pam and Lucky Nwafor.

The equalizer however arrived in the 90+3 , Skipper , Abe Sunday Squares from an acite angle, Opeoluwa Olufemi controls, Picks his angle and nets .

The equalizer was the last kick of the added time of the game  

 Ariyo however became the hero , as he saved penalty kicks to give Sunshine stars an edge thus winning 3-2.