Kano Pillars

Kano Pillars Football Club on Sunday defeated visiting Niger Tornadoes FC of Minna 1-0 in a week 20 match of the 2016/2017 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL).

Kano Pillars opened scoring in the 25th minute through Junior Lokosa in the match played behind closed doors at the Sani Abacha Stadium in Kano.

This had followed the sanction by the League Management Company (LMC) on the hosts for disturbances during their 0-1 home loss to Akwa United.

The home team continued to dominate proceedings and could have, at least, doubled the lead but poor marksmanship upfront was their bane.

The result moves Kano Pillars to 11th on the table with 27 points from 20 games.‎

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Speaking during the post-match conference, the Kano Pillars’ coach Ibrahim Musa‎ expressed delight at his team’s victory.‎

“It was a good match. Both teams played very well and I am very proud of the boys,’’ he said.

The coach also commended Niger Tornadoes for their fighting spirit.‎

On the team’s next away match against FC Ifeanyi Ubah , Musa said the team would be worked upon to put up a better performance.‎

Niger Tornadoes’ coach Bala Nikyu also commended his players in spite of losing the game.‎