Kano - Kano Pillars Football Club beat visiting Ikorodu
United of Lagos 2-1 on Sunday in a Match Day 15 fixture of the 2015/2016
Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL).
The former league champions needed to shrug off the
weariness of their midweek home defeat to Enyimba and were quick to it as they
went in front after 15 minutes.
Emmanuel Edmund scored after a pass from Rabiu Ali, in the
match played at the Sani Abacha Stadium in Kano.
But Wednesday’s memories were soon evoked when Yemi Olasupo
equalised for the visitors in the 27th minute with a brilliant effort.
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Kano Pillars braced up to the challenge and task, attacking
the visitors after the break, only to be foiled by the backline of Ikorodu
But they did not let off, with Ali who captained his side,
scoring the winning goal in the 76th minute to draw wild cheers from the home
Kano Pillars then only needed to ward off all attempts by
Ikorodu United to equalise as they held on to win the game.
Speaking after the match, Pillars’ coach Muhammed Babaganaru
said the result was good for the team after the home defeat to Enyimba.
“My team will continue to improve and work for more
victories,’’ he said.
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