Insurance came from a goal down to beat Warri Wolves in an interesting encounter. Garshion Joshua opened the scoring with a fine strike inside the area in the 36th minute. Substitute, Ammar Abdulkareem leveled the scoreline in the 60th minute with a goal of the tournament contender, before Edeyaru Osamuyi put Insurance ahead with a fine strike in the 72nd minute.
Last year’s semifinalist, Lobi Stars beat fellow Nigeria Professional Football League side, MFM FC with a 1-0 win. Ebube Duru’s first half strike was enough to put Kabiru Dogo’s men past Olukoya boys.
Crown FC with a dominant display eased past Godosky FC in a 1-0 win. The Nigeria National League side missed several chances in the first half, before getting the winner in 64th minute through Tobi Adeyi’s header.
Defending Champions, Shooting Stars started this year’s campaign just the way they left it off last year, following a 5-1 win over Nilayo FC. Shooting Stars defender, Benson Abbey netted a brace for the Oluyole Warriors, with goals from Gafaru Olafimihan, Waheed Omololu and Mohammed Mohammed completing the rout.