Rivers Angels are set to begin their Federation Cup (AITEO Cup) title defence with a round of 32 tie against little-known Delta Babes on 30 August.
The draws for both the men and women categories of the competition were conducted on Friday during the Sports Tonight show on Channels Television. However, while the men’s competition has already seen two rounds (preliminary and round of 64), the women – having a lesser number of participating teams – are just getting started.
The Jewel of Rivers are one of 14 clubs taking part in this round, while nine teams were drawn bye into the Round of 16.
Already through to the next round are; Ben Women FC, Ibom Angels, Jokodolu Babes, Sure Babes, Sunshine Queens, Nasarawa Amazons, Osun Babes, Abia Angels and Bayelsa Queens.
Rivers Angels defeated their South-south rivals Bayelsa Queens 5-3 on penalties – after scores at regulation time stood at 1-1 – to claim the 2016 Federation Cup title last November.
Round of 32 Fixtures
Adamawa Queens Vs Edo Queens
FC Robo Queens Vs Delta Queens
Confluence Queens Vs Invincible Queens
Beautiful Tours Vs Moje Queens
Rivers Angels Vs Delta Babes
Bayelsa Queens Feeders Vs Fortress Ladies
Pelican Stars Vs Young Talents 99