Kano Pillars will face Aklosendi FC of Nasarawa in one of the Aiteo Cup Quaterfinals fixtures on Friday in Kaduna after seeing off Kwara United on Monday.
Kano Pillars overcame the relegated Kwara United 4-2 on penalties (0-0 end of regulation time) in a bad-tempered round of 16 fixture on Monday as the Sai Masugida progressed to the Quarterfinals.
Sunday Akinmoladun was sent off for Kwara United in the early minutes of the second half, but the penalty shootout separated the sides as Kano Pillars continue their quest of winning their first title in six years.
Nigeria National League (NNL) side, Aklosendi FC Of Nasarawa saw off EFFC in a 1-0 win on Monday to set up a Northern Quarterfinals clash against Kano Pillars.
David Ebuka told Sportlens360: “Aklosendi are a very good side, especially after they defeated Nasarawa United in the round of 32. It’s going to be a spicy game.
“We are focused on winning a title this season, although we could have done it at the playoffs, but here is another chance we won’t miss. The match against Aklosendi will be tough, but we should come out with the win.” He concluded.