Sunday, March 6, 2016 10:47 pm
By Taiwo Adelu
Kano Pillars produced an outstanding performance to get a home victory at the expense of Akwa United in one of the weekend’s matches of Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) on Sunday.
Rabiu Ali was the hero of the match as he scored a hat trick, the second to be scored by a player in the ongoing 2015/2016, for Pillars, while the visitors replied with two goals.
Michael Ibe Okoro of Akwa United scored the first goal of the encounter after a defensive mixed-up in the goal area of Pillars in the 10th minute, while Rabiu Ali’s goal levelled matters four minutes later in Kano. Ali got the brace in the 26th minute.
A 44th minute goal from Ubong Ekpai however equalised for Akwa United.
Ali’s hat trick in the 47th minute saved the day for Kano Pillars.
Meanwhile, a neck and neck crunchy tie between two Lagos based clubs, Ikorodu United and Mountain of Fire (MFM) Football Club ended in barren draw Sunday evening at Onikan Stadium on Lagos Island.
Weekend Results at a glance
Rangers 1 – 0 Wikki Tourists
Rivers United 1 – 0 Nasarawa
3SC 2 – 1 Giwa
Sunshine 1 – 1 FC IfeanyiUbah
Ikorodu United 0 – 0 MFM FC
El-Kanemi 2 – 0 Enyimba
Heartland 1 – 0 Lobi Stars
Kano Pillars 3 – 2 Akwa United
Plateau United 1 – 1 Abia Warriors
Warri Wolves 1 – 0 Tornadoes