Kano - Federation Cup Champions, Heartland FC of Owerri, on Saturday defeated
Lobi stars of Makurdi, 2-0 to win the Super Four tournament in Kano.
first half of the entertaining encounter ended goalless with both
sides wasting scoring chances. Heartland showed strength till the final
whistle and it paid off. Heartland striker, John Owoerri, who entered
the field in the 65th minute, scored the first goal in the 70th minute,
while substitute Emeka Ogbuh put the tie beyond
Lobi Stars as he scored in the 90th minute.
Speaking after the game,
Heartland handler, Ndubuisi Nduka, expressed happiness over the victory
and commended his players for a brilliant performance.
"I am pleased
with the performance of the boys in general and
I also commend Lobi players for a job well done,” he said.
Lobi Stars coach, Ernest Jupiter, has expressed satisfaction with the
performance of his players in spite of losing the match. "We missed so
many chances, but I am happy with the performance
of the boys,” Jupiter said.
In another encounter, Kano Pillars beat
Enugu Rangers 2-0 to claim the N750 000 price money for the third place.
The preseason tournament was organised for the four clubs that will
represent Nigeria in African clubs competitions
during the year.