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Kano Pillars beat Enyimba in explosive playoff match


Kano Pillars

Enyimba Football Club failed to register successive wins at the Nigeria Professional Football League playoff after falling 0-2 to Kano Pillars in the matchday two fixture concluded at the Agege Stadium yesterday morning.

Adamu Hassan and Nyima Nwagwa scored late to give Pillars the edge in the game played over two days as heavy downpour, resulting in poor visibility and flooding, disrupted play on Thursday evening with only added time left in the first half.

An intense start to the game saw chances created at both ends inside the opening quarter hour, with Thomas Zenke and Alassan Ibrahim going into the book for an off the ball altercation.

Yet, the highest point of the half came at it’s end, when Ibrahim Mustapha fumbled the ball to the goalkeeper despite having an empty goal to deal with. It turned to be the last notable event of the night as the players returned to their dressing rooms following the deluge, and play was suspended after.

Upon resumption yesterday morning, Pillars dominated the early exchanges of the second half, but Usman Abd’Allah brought in Bashir Abdulrahaman for Ikechukwu Ibenegbu and the change proved meaningful as the forward was brought down in the box shortly after for penalty.

Enyimba however failed to take the advantage from twelve yards with Suraj Ayeleso diving right to save Ifeanyi Anaemena’s weak strike.


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