Kano Pillars today marched on in their quest to win a first-ever Aiteo Cup after they edged Kwara United 4-3 on penalties following a goalless draw in regulation time in Abuja.
They will now face surprise team Aklosendi in the quarterfinal on Friday in Kaduna.
Last year, they lost a pulsating Aiteo Cup final to Enugu Rangers after they had led 3-0 deep into second half.
Kwara United were the better team today at the FIFA Goal Project in Abuja and they created the better chances, but they just could not put away of these openings.
In other Aiteo Cup quarterfinal clashes, Lobi Stars tackle Rivers United, Niger Tornadoes will be up against giant killers Smart City and Bendel Insurance take on Calabar Rovers.