The 2021 Aiteo Cup is getting more intriguing as both men and women events this year has witnessed some shocking results.
In the round 33 for the men category, NPFL sides, Rangers, Warri Wolves and Akwa United were sent packing by NNL teams while in the women category, Bright Future Queens upset Abia Angels.
In the round 16, we might be set to witness surprises again in the men category as the NNL sides who oust the NPFL teams in the previous round are pitched against another NPFL teams.
Having defeated NPFL league leaders Akwa United in the previous round, Gateway United will hope to continue their Cinderella run as they trade tackle Wikki Tourist who have not been really convincing this season.
Green Berets showed relegation threatened Warri Wolves the exit door in round 32 and will be up against another NPFL strugglers, Sunshine Stars. This is a winnable game for Berets if they turn up as they did against Wolves
Lobi Stars will have their hands full when they go head-to-head against Bayelsa United. Bayelsa United led Rangers Int’l out of the Cup competition in the last round and will be a very good match for Lobi Stars.
While Aiteo Cup defending champion, Kano Pillars awaits their Men’s Round of 16 Full Fixtures
Kano Pillars vs Kwara United/Kebbi United round 16 opponent between Kwara and Kebbi United, Abia Warriors who scored 5 against Zamfara United in TCR last round will face Niger Tornadoes.
Round 16 Fixtures (Men)
Gateway United vs Wikki Tourists
Katsina United vs Gombe United
Green Beret vs Sunshine Stars
Abia Warriors vs Niger Tornadoes
Plateau United vs Nasarawa United
Heartland vs Rivers United
Bayelsa United vs Lobi Stars
With the Women’s category in the quarter-finals, Bright Future Queens will hope to take it a step further having outs Abia Angels in the previous round but will need more than a miracle to do that as they’ve been pitched against NWFL and CAF Women Champions League contender, Rivers Angels.
Nasarawa Amazon vs Robo FC promises to be exciting while Edo Queens and Osun Babes face-off in a one legged quarter-finals affair.
Quarter-finals Fixtures (Women)
Delta Queens vs Pelican Stars/Bayelsa Queens
Bright Future Queens vs Rivers Angels
Nasarawa Amazons vs FC Robo Queens
Edo Queens vs Osun Babes