Former Champions of Nigeria Professional football League (NPFL) Kano Pillars will face relegated NPFL side Kwara United in the round of 16 of this year’s tournament, making it a second successive year both teams will clash at this stage of the competition.
Both teams faced at the Agege Stadium in Lagos last September in the group stage of the round of 16 but will now face in a knockout format on Monday.

Lobi Stars of Makurdi will face Abia Warriors in an all-NPFL clash while Rivers United and Warri Wolves will clash in a Southern derby at the Samson Siasia Stadium in Yenagoa.
There is also a South West Derby between Smart City of Lagos and Shooting Stars of Ibadan while two relegated NPFL sides Bendel Insurance and El-Kanemi Warriors will do battle.
All the games will be decided on Sunday and Monday.

Round of 16 Fixtures
Cynosure FC Vs Niger Tornadoes (Makurdi, 23 June, 4pm)

Warri Wolves Vs Rivers United (Yenagoa, 23 June, 4pm)

Lobi Stars Vs Abia Warriors (Akure, 23 June, 4pm)

Smart City Vs Shooting Stars (Ijebu-Ode, 23 June, 4pm)

Insurance FC Vs El-Kanemi Warriors (Jos, 23 June, 4pm)

EFCC FC Vs Aklosendi FC (Lokoja, 24 June, 4pm)

Plateau United Vs Calabar Rovers (24 June, 4pm. Venue to be decided Friday)

Kano Pillars Vs Kwara United (24 June, 4pm. Venue to be decided Friday)

*Women’s Round of 16 Results*
Rivers Angels 1 Adamawa Queens 1 (Rivers Angels win 5-4 after penalties)
FC Robo 1 Sunshine Queens 1 ( Sunshine Queens win 5-4 after penalties)
Osun Babes 0 Delta Queens 2
Vera Gold Angels 0 Bayelsa Queens 3 (W/O)
Nasarawa Amazons 4 Pelican Stars 2
Fortress Ladies 1 Confluence Queens 4
Abia Angels 1 Ibom Angels 2
Edo Queens vs Olori Babes postponed as a result of automobile accident that Olori Babes were involved in on their way to match venue.

By Oyediji Oluwaseun Babatunde

Twitter @profseunoyediji