NPFL: Pillars whip Sunshine Stars 5-1 in Kano

Kano Pillars Football Club on Sunday thrashed Sunshine Stars of Akure 5-1 in the ongoing Nigeria Professional Football League, NPFL, match.

The match day 21 which was played at the Sani Abacha Stadium, Kofar-Mata, Kano, was watched by a large number of spectators.

Mustapha Ibrahim scored a brace with goals in the 48th and 52nd minutes, while Rabiu Ali, Auwalu Malam and Umar Shehu scored a goal each in the encounter.

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The visitors scored a consolation goal in the 82nd through a penalty.

Speaking after the match, chief coach of Kano Pillars, Audu Maikaba, commended his players for what he described as an excellent performance.

“You know every match comes with its challenges, and we always take it as it comes.

“Today’s encounter is interesting and our boys played well and thank God we won the game,” said Maikaba.

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He assured that the team would perform better in its subsequent matches.

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The coach explained that the team had put modalities on ground to win its upcoming away match against Katsina United.

On his part, Assistant Coach of  Sunshine Stars, Ifeanyi Nwachukwu, said his team tried their best but lost to a good side.

“It is unfortunate that we lost the match but that’s football you win some you lose some.

“We are going to work hard to cover up our  lapses in our next encounter,” he said.

Kano Pillars now have 36 points from 21 matches, occupying  third position on the table.

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Credit Gist New Today News in Newspaper Nigeria Headlines

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