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Nigeria: 2013 Fed Cup - Enyimba, 3sc, Heartland, Sharks in Round of 16 Clash

Four Glo Premier League clubs comprising Enyimba, 3SC, Heartland and Sharks will battle for a quarterfinal place in this year's Federations Cup on Wednesday.

Enyimba of Aba will square-up against Shooting Stars of Ibadan, while Cup holders, Heartland of Owerri will face another Premier League opposition when they tackle Sharks in another Round of 16 clash, while league champions Kano Pillars take on Gombe United.

Heartland technical consultant, Christian Chukwu has said there is no cause for alarm over the side's Federation Cup round of 16 opponents, Sharks.

Chukwu said any side desirous of becoming the champions must psyche themselves to confront the best in the land at any point in time.

"There are no easy or cheap opponents; even Ingas FC were not easy. If you want to be champions you don't go out looking for easy opposition, the harder the opposition the better for the side.

"Heartland are prepared for any side, if we don't meet Sharks right now and see them off chances are there we'll meet them later when they'll be deadly. Heartland are fervently hoping to make it a treble, hold the cup for keep and create a record that will stand the test of time," the former Super Eagles coach said.

The overall winners of the competition will represent Nigeria in next year's CAF Confederation Cup.

Round of 16 Fixtures

Akwa United vs Rangers Niger Tornadoes vs Warri Wolves Kano Pillars vs Gombe Nasarawa United vs Sunshine Stars Akwa Starlets vs Abia Warriors ABS vs Lobi Stars Enyimba vs 3SC Heartland vs Sharks

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