By G9ija

An oriental derby is on the cards in the 2022 Aiteo Federation Cup as Rangers International FC of Enugu square up against Heartland FC of Owerri in one of the competition’s Round of 32 Men’s fixtures.

The game will hold on August 3, 2022 at Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium, Benin, Edo State, with kickoff fixed for 4pm.

Rangers have the bragging over their rival going into the derby clash after handing Heartland a back-to-back defeat in the just-concluded Nigeria Professional Football League.

The Flying Antelopes are looking for redemption after their push for a continental ticket in the NPFL failed to see the light of the day.

They will therefore take this game as a make-or-break affair as they intend to end their campaign with a trophy in their cabinet.

The News Agency of Nigeria also reports that Rangers last won the oldest club competition in the country in 2018.

In another round of 32 fixtures, two NPFL giants are set to clash as Niger Tornadoes brace up against Enyimba International of Aba in Ijebu Ode.

The Ikon Allah Boys do battle against the Elephants, the most successful team in the NPFL, in what promises to be a cracking game.

However, on recent form, Niger Tornadoes will feel they can nick this one after holding Enyimba to a 1-1 draw in Aba, before edging the reverse fixture at home 2-1 in the 2021/2022 NPFL season.

ROUND OF 32 FIXTURES (MEN)
Bayelsa United Vs Green Beret– Enugu – (03/08/22) – 2pm

Enyimba International Vs Niger Tornadoes– Ijebu-Ode – (03/08/22) – 4pm

Doma United Vs Lobi Stars– Jos – (03/08/22) – 4pm

Akure City Academy Vs Bendel Insurance Feeders– Nnewi – (03/08/22) – 4pm

Rangers Int’l Vs Heartland FC– Benin City – (03/08/22) – 4pm

Sunshine Stars Vs Rovers FC– Aba – (03/08/22) – 4pm

Cynosure FC Vs Katsina United– Makurdi – (03/08/22) – 4pm

Remo Stars Vs Akwa United– Enugu – (03/08/22) – 4pm

Kogi United Vs Kanta United– Minna – (03/08/22) – 4pm

DMD FC Vs Housing Corporation – Abuja – (03/08/22) – 4pm

Zamfara United Vs Kano Pillars – Kaduna – (03/08/22) – 2pm

Fulfill FC Vs El-Kanemi Warriors– Gombe – (03/08/22) – 4pm

Kwara United Vs Wikki Tourists– Abuja – (03/08/22) – 4pm

Bendel Insurance Vs Ottasolo FC– Ilorin – (03/08/22) – 4pm

Sokoto United Vs Nasarawa United– Kaduna – (03/08/22) – 4pm

. Dakkada FC already qualified for Round of 16

ROUND OF 16 FIXTURES (WOMEN)
Bayelsa Queens/Kada Queens Vs Niger Amazons – 04/08/22 – 4pm (Venue TBD)

Abruka Queens Vs Abia Angels – Benin City – 04/08/22 – 4pm

Naija Ratels Vs Nasarawa Amazons – Jos – 04/08/22 – 4pm

Immaculate Queens Vs Confluence Queens – Makurdi – 04/08/22 – 4pm

Honey Badgers Vs Delta Queens – Owerri – 04/08/22 – 4pm

Heartland Queens Vs Dannaz Ladies – Warri – 04/08/22 – 4pm

Osun Babes Vs Royal Queens – Abuja – 04/08/22 – 4pm

Edo Queens Vs Awka Angels/FC Robo Queens – 04/08/22 – 4pm (Venue TBD).

NAN.