Multiple Nigeria Football League winners, Enyimba FC and reigning champions of the league, Rivers United will herald the kick off of the 2023 Federation Cup knock out stage, Nigeriasoccernet.com reports.
In the draw conducted at the Nigeria Football Federation Secretariat in Abuja, the two giants of Nigerian club football will knock horns in the men's competition next week Wednesday.
The fixture will serve as a preparatory match for the ‘Pride of Rivers’ as they play the second leg of their CAF Confederation Cup fixture against Tanzania’s Young Africans in Dar es Salaam.
All The Round of 64 Fixtures
Heartland FC (Imo) vs Jedo FC (Sokoto)
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) Vs Ekiti United (Ekiti)
FC Basira (Nasarawa) Vs Sunshine Stars (Ondo)
EFCC FC (FCT) Vs Katukan Tsafe FC (Zamfara)
Wikki Tourists (Bauchi) Vs Akwa United FC (Akwa Ibom)
Warri Wolves (Delta) Vs Beyond Limit FC (Ogun)
3SC (Oyo) Vs Adamimogo FC (Ondo)
Mighty Jets (Plateau) Vs Niger Tornadoes Feeders (Niger)
Malumfashi FC (Katsina) Vs Gombe United (Gombe)
Osun United (Osun) Vs Katsina United (Katsina)
Bendel Insurance Feeders (Edo) Vs Maikunkele FC (Niger)
Cynosure FC (Ebonyi) Vs Kano Pillars Jnr (Kano)
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) Vs Novia FC (Adamawa)
El-Kanemi Warriors (Borno) Vs De Cardinal FC (Rivers)
Nasarawa United (Nasarawa) Vs Kebbi United (Kebbi)
DMD FC (Borno) Vs ABJ FC (Bauchi)
Ikorodu City (Lagos) Vs Crusader FC (Bayelsa)
Gateway United (Ogun) Vs Kwara United (Kwara)
FC Ebedei (Ekiti) Vs Hope of Glory FC (Cross River)
Yobe Desert Stars (Yobe) Vs Igbajo FC (Osun)
Adamawa United (Adamawa) Vs Rangers Int’l (Enugu)
Ilaji FC (Oyo) Vs Kano Pillars (Kano)
Green Berets FC (Kaduna) Vs FR Ebunuja (Imo)
Ozalla FC (Anambra) Vs Doma United (Gombe)
Kogi United Feeders (Kogi) Vs Edel FC (Anambra)
Mailantarki FC (FCT) Vs kogi United (Kogi)
The match will be played on the 26th of April at a yet to be announced venue likewise other round of 64 matches.
The Round of 32 will be played on Wednesday, 3 May, with the Round of 16 on Wednesday, 10 May. Quarter final matches are to take place on Wednesday, 17 May.
The semi-finals of will come up on Wednesday, 24 May with the grand finale on Saturday, 27 May.