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NPFL: Pillars defeat Plateau United 2-1

Kano Pillars Football Club on Sunday staged a stunning comeback to beat visiting Plateau United 2-1 at the Sani Abacha Stadium, Kofar-Mata, Kano.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the match day seven fixture was watched by a large crowd.

In the game’s 45th minute, Albert Hillary of  Plateau United scored in the 45th minute to give the visiting the lead, but Haruna Abdullahi got an equalizer for the hosts in the 75th minute.

Abdullahi Musa-Tayo’s 86th-minute header earned the Kano side the maximum points of the game.

In a post-match interview, Head Coach of Kano Pillars, Abdullahi Maikaba, said the victory was hard-fought as the visitors proved difficult to overcome.

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Maikaba said his team took their chances in the game and were happy to have the three points.

“We are happy that we got the victory, it was a difficult game as both teams played well,” he explained.

On his part, coach of Plateau United, Kennedy Boboye, said that his team lost to a better side with an experienced coach

He also commended his players  for their fighting spirit.

Boboye said that his boys relaxed after scoring the first goal and allowed the host to equalize. (NAN)


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