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FC Porto, New United qualify for 2021 PMB Cup semi-finals

In the third quarter-final match played at the Daura Township stadium on Thursday,

FC Porto of Zango and New United football club of Daura have qualified for semi-finals of the 2021 Daura Senatorial Zone President Muhammadu Buhari (PMB) Cup.

They have joined Star Rolling FC Daura and Galaxy FC Mani who had earlier recorded victories over Shargalle Reformers and Ingawa United to reach the semi-finals.

In the third quarter-final match played at the Daura Township stadium on Thursday, FC Porto of Zango whitewashed Tundun Wada United of Daura 4-1.

Umar Tanimu opened the scoring for FC Porto in the 20th minute but Tudun Wada’s goalkeeper, Sabo Keeper equalised from the penalty spot in the 35th minute of play.

The first half ended 1-1 but five minutes into the second half, Aminu Ado made it two for FC Porto, Ibrahim Abubakar doubled the lead in the 70th minute before Umar Tanimu grabbed his brace in 80th minute to complete the 4-1 rout of Tudun Wada.

The last quarter-final match played on Friday between city rivals, New United and Kusugu Rangers, was keenly contested but in the end, New United won 9-8 on penalties after 1-1 in regulation time.

After the first half ended in a barren draw, Yusuf Aminu broke the deadlock for Kusugu Rangers before Buhari Pro equalised to take the match to penalty shootout.

Following the conclusion of quarter-final matches, FC Porto of Zango will slug it out with New United of Daura while Star Rolling attempt to dim Galaxy FC Mani in the other semi-final clash.

Chairman of the Local Organising Committee (LOC), Sani Abu Daura said the semi-final matches will be played before the end of September.


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