The draw for the 2013 Federation Cup will take place today, Thursday May 30 in Abuja, the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) have announced.
According to NFF Director of Competitions, Mohammed Sanusi, a total of 63 clubs will be in the pot at the ceremony billed for the FIFA Technical Centre, National Stadium Complex.
All the 20 Premier League clubs, 22 clubs from the second-tier National League, nine clubs from the Nationwide League and 12 non-League teams will be involved in the draw.
This year’s Federation Cup grand finale will be played at the Teslim Balogun Stadium on Saturday, July 28, with the grand finale of the Women Federation Cup a day earlier.
There is no club from Yobe State registered for the annual cup competition, while Ranch Bees of Kaduna would be disqualified from the ceremony should the club fail to off-set by Thursday morning an outstanding debt of N200,000 from last year.
The draw for the Women’s Federation Cup will also be staged alongside that of the men’s event and it will involve 22 clubs.