By Albert Akota
The 2014 Federation Cup competition will kick off with the State preliminaries on Saturday, 5th April, according to a release from NFF’s Head of Federation Cup, Miss Ruth David.
The State finals are scheduled for Sunday, 4th May across the federation, while the play-off matches will be played over the days of 14th and 15th May. The Draw for the National finals will hold in Abuja on 29th May.
Miss David also warned that deadline for submission of 2014 Federation Cup licenses remains Monday, 31st March. “Late submission of licenses is allowed from 1st April – 11th April, 2014 and will attract a fine of N300,000 (Three Hundred Thousand Naira Only) by the defaulting club(s),” she explained.
According to the timetable for this year’s competition, the Round of 64 matches will hold across 32 centres between 2nd and 3rd July, with the Round of 32 matches taking place a week later and the Round of 16 games to be played between 16th – 17th July.
The quarter finals are slated for 23rd July, with the semi finals to follow on 30th July while the Grand Finale of this year’s Federation Cup competition has been scheduled for Sunday, 3rd August.