Rivers United and Enyimba International Football Club are set to face off in a Round of 64 battle in the 2022/2023 Federation Cup.
The draw, which was supervised by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) General Secretary Mohammed Sanusi, was held on Wednesday in Abuja.
The match between the two Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) giants is considered to be the star match of the competition. Rivers United, the defending champions of the NPFL and contenders for this year’s CAF Confederation Cup, will compete against Enyimba, who have won two African Champions League titles and eight Nigerian championships.
Other fixtures include Gateway United of Abeokuta versus Kwara United of Ilorin, ABS FC of Ilorin against Bendel Insurance of Benin, and Ilaji FC of Oyo state against Kano Pillars FC.
The competition will begin on April 26 with all Round of 64 matches in the men’s competition and a Round of 32 matches in the women’s competition.
The Round of 32 matches in the men’s competition have been scheduled for May 3, with the Round of 16 on May 10, and quarter-final matches on May 17.
The semi-finals of both competitions will come up on May 24, with the men’s and women’s grand finale on May 27.
ALL THE ROUND OF 64 FIXTURES (MEN)
Heartland FC (Imo) vs Jedo FC (Sokoto State)
Bayelsa United (Bayelsa) vs Essien Ayi FC (Cross River)
Ahudiya FC (Abia) vs Jigawa Golden Stars (Jigawa)
ABS FC (Kwara) vs Bendel Insurance FC (Edo)
Standard FC (Kaduna State) vs Ekiti United (Ekiti State)
FC Basira (Nasarawa State) vs Sunshine Stars (Ondo State)
EFCC FC (FCT) vs Katukan Tsafe FC (Zamfara)
Wikki Tourists (Bauchi State) vs Akwa United FC (Akwa Ibom)
Warri Wolves (Delta) vs Beyond Limit FC (Ogun)
3SC (Oyo State) vs Adamimogo FC (Ondo State)
Mighty Jets (Plateau) vs Niger Tornadoes Feeders (Niger)
Malumfashi FC (Katsina State) vs Gombe United (Gombe State)
Osun United (Osun) vs Katsina United (Katsina State)
Bendel Insurance Feeders (Edo) vs Maikunkele FC (Niger)
Cynosure FC (Ebonyi) vs Kano Pillars Jnr (Kano State)
Lobi Stars (Benue) vs FC One Rocket (Akwa Ibom)
Jama United (Zamfara) vs Plateau United (Plateau)
Rivers United (Rivers) vs Enyimba FC (Abia)
Ingas FC (Enugu State) vs Novia FC (Adamawa)
El-Kanemi Warriors (Borno) vs De Cardinal FC (Rivers)
Nasarawa United (Nasarawa State) vs Kebbi United (Kebbi)
DMD FC (Borno) vs ABJ FC (Bauchi State)
Ikorodu City (Lagos State) vs Crusader FC (Bayelsa)
Gateway United (Ogun) vs Kwara United (Kwara)
FC Ebedei (Ekiti State) vs Hope of Glory FC (Cross River)
Yobe Desert Stars (Yobe) vs Igbajo FC (Osun)
Adamawa United (Adamawa) vs Rangers International (Enugu State)
Ilaji FC (Oyo State) vs Kano Pillars (Kano State)
Green Berets FC (Kaduna State) vs FR Ebunuja (Imo)
Ozalla FC (Anambra) vs Doma United (Gombe State)
Kogi United Feeders (Kogi) vs Edel FC (Anambra)
Mailantarki FC (FCT) vs Kogi United (Kogi)