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Top Five: Aiteo Cup 2018 upsets

Ahead of the Aiteo Cup Round of 16, KweséESPN reviews the five biggest upsets of the competition so far.

Are the shock results set to continue during this week's group-stage clashes?

Standard FC vs. Lobi Stars: 2018 league champions Lobi Stars could have been forgiven for dreaming of a domestic double ahead of their Round of 64 clash against non-league team Standard FC in Lafia.

Regardless of the gulf in pedigree and quality between both teams, defender Paul Udeh had cautioned his teammates...

Who are the favourites for the Aiteo Cup?

The Aiteo Cup enters the Round of 16 this week, with group-stage matches set to commence from Monday as the nation's top sides compete for a Caf Confederation Cup ticket.

In this feature, KweséESPN profiles the key contenders for the title.

Akwa United are gunning to retain the title for the first time in the club's history.

The two-time champions (2015 and 2017) have started this year's competition like a house on fire, netting 12 goals in two matches in one-sided victories against Hope of...

Aiteo Cup: Kano Pillars drawn into group of death

13 Nigeria Professional Football League teams, two from the Nigeria National League and Supreme Court FC, the only side left standing from the Nationwide League One, are the teams still contesting a CAF Confederation Cup berth.

The Lagos centre has thrown up a group of death, with the four teams involved - Kano Pillars, Rivers United, Kwara United and Abia Warriors - all NPFL clubs.

Defending champions Akwa United are tipped to pick up one of two tickets in Group D as they make the short trip to...

 By Colin Udoh

Amaju Pinnick re-elected NFF president

Amaju Pinnick has been re-elected for a second four-year term as president of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF).

Pinnick, 47, saw off the challenge of his predecessor, Aminu Maigari, and former NFF General Secretary and executive committee member Taiwo Ogunjobi to coast home by a landslide.

Pinnick polled 34 of the 44 votes on offer, with Maigari a distant second with eight votes, and Ogunjobi managing only two. Chinedu Okoye, the fourth man in the contest, got zero votes.

Maigari, the immediate...

NFF Elections: The men who would be king

Thursday is shaping up to be a pivotal, one is even tempted to say, historic day for Nigerian football.

That is the day scheduled for elections into the board of the Nigeria Football Federation.

Incumbent Amaju Pinnick is attempting to become the first person to be both elected to and serve two terms. Former president Aminu Maigari, from whom Pinnick took over, hopes to be the first to be elected to a second non-consecutive term.

Chinedu Okoye is angling to be the first outsider to be elected to...