Nigeria, July 8 -- Two Nigerian National League (NNL) sides-Gateway United and Bayelsa United, on Wednesday knocked out Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) clubs-Akwa United and Rangers, out of the 2021 Aiteo Cup.

The Ogun State-based Gateway United earned a 1- 0 win over NPFL log leaders Akwa United in the second round of the 2021 Aiteo Cup at the FIFA Goal Project, Games Village, Abuja.

Julius Ikechukwu got the goal for the NNL side in the 43rd minute, and that was enough for Gateway to advance to the round of 16.

Bayelsa also picked up a major scalp as they beat NPFL giants and six-time Aiteo Cup champions, Rangers, 1-0 at the Dipo Dina Stadium in Ijebu Ode.

Beniangba Victory's goal in the 20th minute was enough to send the...