The draw for the first round matches of this year’s AITEO Cup, formerly known as the Federation Cup competition will hold in Lagos today. The first round matches which will involve the sixty-four surviving teams following the Preliminary Round played last week, will hold on Wednesday, sixteenth of August 2017.
The draw for the second round matches will take place today, while the matches will come up on thirtieth of August. The draw for the third round matches will be conducted on 31st August, while the matches will be played on 13th and 16th of September 2017.
The draw for the quarter –finals and semi –final matches will hold on 14th September, with the quarter –final matches to come up on 20th and 23rd September. The semi –final matches are scheduled for 27th September and 4th October.
The grand final for the men’s event will take place on Sunday, 8th October, while the grand final for the women’s event has been scheduled for 2nd October.
As part of innovations to restore the glamour of Federation Cup competition, now bankrolled by Nigeria’s leading energy solutions company, AITEO, matches that end in a draw, from the first round, will not go into penalties as has been the case over the years