Kanu Tips Papilo FC To Upset Taraba

Kanu Tips Papilo FC To Upset Taraba

—In Federation Cup Round of 32 fixture

Ex-Nigeria captain Nwankwo Kanu is confident his non-league club Papilo FC will continue their giant-killing run in the Federation Cup.

The Owerri-based side face Glo Premier League strugglers Taraba FC in a round of 32 clash in Abuja on Thursday.

Having shocked Austin Eguavoen's Gombe United with a 3-2 defeat in the previous round, Kanu is setting a new target for the club he owns.

The 1996 Olympic gold medallist wrote on Twitter on Wednesday morning: "Papilo Academy/Football Club are giant killers in Nigeria FA Cup and watch them out tomorrow in Abuja Area 3 against Taraba United. Come support."

The bulk of the Federation Cup fixtures will be played on Wednesday, with the all-Premier League clash between Heartland and Sharks the headline match.