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Niger Tornadoes crush ABS

29 June 2015, 07:31Soccer Laduma

Niger Tornadoes FC put up a 5-star performance in week seven match of the Nigeria National League Group A to brush aside ABS FC 3-0 and maintain her unbeaten run.

The match played Saturday at the Bako Kontagora Memorial Stadium in Minna left the mammoth spectators in ecstasy as game turned out to be entertaining and explosive.

Lagos - A well taken shot from outside the box in the 17th minute by Iliyasu Isyaku opened Tornadoes goal account as ABS goalkeeper Boje Abdullahi was left helpless and the ball rolled into the net.

Within two minutes more pressure forced the visitors defender to drag down Tornadoes last season goal king Kayode Agboola resulting to a penalty and he set up and calm converted the spot kick for the second goal.

Agboola could had made a hat-trick but wasted the opportunities as the heroic efforts of Boje denied him from scoring further.

Noticing the technical superiority of Tornadoes, ABS were forced to make early changes in the first half yet Coach Usman Abdullahi Biffo tutored boys kept piling pressure on their guests up to the end of the first half.

ABS completed their substitution in the second half and yielded no positive result.

The substitution of Tornadoes first goal scorer Iliyasu Garba by George James was greeted by standing ovation as his display in the match was superb.

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Wilfred Angel Ameh made it 3-0 with his touch of the ball as he substituted Gabriel Wassa towards the late minutes of the game.

ABS put more efforts to reduce the tally but the defence line of the host led by Chinedu Nwaze did a yeoman job to keep the visitors' strikers from disturbing Tornadoes goalkeeper Mustapha Salisu.

Reacting after the match Coach Biffo said that he was happy to be on the zenith of the log after the first stanza of the league, adding that he has encouraged his side to give their best and all.

“Am happy with the performance of the boys, I told them to be focused and result oriented, and indeed they did not let me down,” the former Giwa FC and Kogi United gaffer told News24 shortly after the match in Minna.

Coach Biffo appreciated the support he has been receiving from supporters and the management of the Minna-based team, saying that it has given him more confidence to do more because he is at home.

Tornadoes has not conceded any goal after playing five matches in the first round of the league.

- News24

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