Goals from Yahuza Bala and Anthony Omaka were all the Owena Whales needed to cruise to victory after the amateur side got the leveler.
Henry Abiodun’s men came into this encounter on the back of their poor form in the Nigeria Professional Football League which put them in the relegation waters.
However, it took just 11 minutes for the Akure giants to take the lead through Bala . Scores stood 1-0 at halftime as neither sides could find the net.
On resumption of the second half, Snippers put up a brilliant fight and they were rewarded with the equaliser in the 51st minute.
And with five minutes to the end of the game, enterprising Omaka tapped in a pass from Seun Olulayo to get a semi-final ticket.
They face Rising Stars in the semi-final for a chance to reach the final where they will get a ticket to feature in the Federation Cup later this year.