2022 Aiteo Cup: Titanic clash looms as Rangers tackle bitter rivals, Heartland in oriental derby

… as Remo Stars battle Akwa United

Titanic clash looms as Rangers tackle bitter rivals, Heartland in oriental derby

On Wednesday, the Round of 32 of the 2022 Aiteo Cup will feature a titanic clash in Benin City as six-time winners Enugu Rangers test their strength against fierce rivals Heartland FC in another Oriental derby.

The head-to-head record between Enugu Rangers and Heartland indicates that in their last 10 encounters, Enugu Rangers has prevailed 6 times, while Heartland has done so 3 times.

The top teams in the Nigeria Professional Football League, Remo Stars and Akwa United will square off in Enugu in the Round of 32 fixtures announced by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF).

The 2020/21 NPFL champions were defeated by Remo Stars last season, but as they advance toward the championship, they will be out for revenge after losing the two legs 2-0 overall.

In Enugu, Bayelsa United will play Green Beret, and in Ijebu Ode, Enyimba FC will play Niger Tornadoes. Just as Akure City Academy take the field in Nnewi against Bendel insurance Feeders, Doma United will aim to defeat Lobi Stars in Jose.

In Aba, Sunshine Stars play Rovers FC, and in Makurdi, Katsina United take on Cynosure FC.

In Minna, Kogi United will play Kanta United, and in Abuja, DMD FC will take on Housing Corporation. Fulfil FC will take on El-Kanemi Warriors in Gombe, while Kano Pillars will face Zamfara United in Kaduna in an effort to repair their damaged reputations.

The match between Kwara United and Wikki Tourists will take place in Abuja, while Bendel Insurance and Ottasolo FC will face off in Ilorin. In Kaduna, Sokoto United will take on Nasarawa United.

As a result of NPFL champions Rivers United Fc withdrawing from the 2022 Aiteo Cup, Dakkda FC has already advanced to the Round of 16 without ever kicking a ball.