Defending Federation Cup champions Heartland were knocked out of the tournament by Akwa United in a quarter final match on Wednesday. The match ended 1-1 in regulation time but the back-to-back winners of the competition were edged out via penalties 5-4.
Nigeria Premier League defending champions Kano Pillars were also trounced 3-0 by Warri Wolves at the Kwara Sports Stadium in Ilorin.
Former African champions Enyimba picked a semi final ticket by defeating Nasarawa United 1-0 in Abeokuta.
The fourth team to pick a semi final ticket was Lobi Stars who defeated Akwa Starlets 2-1 in Enugu.
Nasarawa United 0-1 Enyimba
Warri Wolves 3-0 Kano Pillars
Akwa Starlets 1-2 Lobi Stars
Heartland 1-1 Akwa United (Akwa United win 4-5 after penalties)