A late winner from Ike Ginika has helped Confluence Queens dash Rivers Angels hopes of retaining their Federation Cup title as the Kogi-based side emerged 2-1 victors in the match that was decided at the Nnamdi Azikiwe stadium in Enugu on Wednesday.
Though the Edwin Okon-tutored side drew the first blood as early as the 8th minute through Cecilia Nku, they have been left to rue their wastefulness in front of goal afterwards, as Aluko Mariam scored an equalizer for Confluence Queens four minutes into the second half, before Ginika Ikeh compounded their woes three minutes to the end of the game.
Confluence Queens next take on Bayelsa Queens on August 19 at a venue yet to be announced by the Nigeria Football Federation. In the second semi-final pairing, it would be Nasarawa locking horns with last year’s finalists Sunshine Queens.
All Quarter-final results
Edo Queens 0-2 Bayelsa Queens
Osun Babes 1-3 Nasarawa Amazons
Rivers Angels 1-2 Confluence Queens
FC Robo 0-2 Sunshine Queens