NNL Super 8: Kano Pillars beat EFCC 1-0 in opening game


In the opening match of the NNL Super 8 competition held in Asaba, Kano Pillars FC from Kano emerged victorious with a 1-0 win over EFCC football club from Abuja. The game, which took place at the main bowl of the Stephen Keshi Stadium, witnessed both teams from the NNL Northern Conference displaying an attacking style of play right from the start. Kano Pillars, led by their experienced captain Rabiu Ali, controlled the game and created numerous scoring opportunities. However, they were unable to convert many of these chances into goals.

The first half of the match ended without any goals, as the EFCC defense effectively thwarted the attempts of Kano Pillars to score. However, at the start of the second half, Kano Pillars intensified their efforts and launched several long-range attacks and counter-attacks that unsettled the EFCC defenders.

In the 47th minute of the second half, Kano Pillars broke the deadlock through a swift counter-attack from the left flank. Ibrahim Abdullahi was in the right place at the right time to tap in the ball from close range after a shot at goal was deflected.

The goal proved to be the only one of the game, securing a 1-0 victory for Kano Pillars. After the match, Kano Pillars’ coach, Evans Ogenyi, expressed his satisfaction with the team’s performance, highlighting the high level of competitiveness displayed by both sides throughout the game.

Kano Pillars’ coach, Evans Ogenyi, expressed gratitude to God for the victory but emphasized that the team will not become complacent. He stated that they will approach every upcoming game with the same level of seriousness and determination, treating each match as if they have not won any game before. Ogenyi highlighted the team’s competitive spirit as they aim to secure maximum points in their next match.

On the other hand, EFCC FC’s coach, Kabiru Sani, praised his players for their fighting spirit and overall performance. He acknowledged their character and determination throughout the game, despite their inability to score a goal. Sani expressed his appreciation for the effort put in by the players.

Coach Kabiru Sani of EFCC FC stated that his team would strategize, continue to push, and aim for victory in their next game to compensate for the loss. He expressed determination to bounce back from the defeat and make up for it in their upcoming match.

The NNL Super 8 tournament features eight participating teams, with four teams selected from both the Northern and Southern Conference of the NNL. This competition provides an opportunity for the teams to showcase their skills and compete for success.

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