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Pillars pip Enyimba to finish third at Super 4

The new signing from Enugu Rangers glanced in a cross to record his fourth goal of the tournament.It was a fairly balanced game in the…

The new signing from Enugu Rangers glanced in a cross to record his fourth goal of the tournament.
It was a fairly balanced game in the opening few minutes, but Enyimba soon had the hand, and would have gone ahead on the 9th minute when a lovely ball from the midfield put Andrew Abalogu through, but despite one on one with Afelokhai, he shot over the crossbar.
With the result, the league champions ended the tournament with seven points, while Enyimba ended with six points.
The Flying Eagles have already won this year’s tournament even before their final match against Dream Team as they have recorded an unassailable 12 points.
Dream Team, as Nigeria Olympic team are known, are guaranteed second place as they already have eight points.
The match between champions Pillars and runners-up Enyimba lived up to its billing as they both played their hearts out.
The only goal of the game was scored by Christian Obiozor, who headed home Tony Edjomariegwe’s cross in the 40th minute.
First chance of the game fell to Pillars Christian Obiozor in the eighth minute but he failed to make the most of it.
A minute later, it was Enyimba’s turn to shoot at goal, but Andrew Abalogu with only Kano Pillars goalkeeper Theophilus Afelokhai to beat fired over the bar.
In the 12th minute, Pillars forward Edjomariegwe shot off target from a promising position.
Four minutes after that, Isaac Loute sent a dangerous low cross into Enyimba’s box but goalkeeper Chijioke Ejiogu gathered. He will also saved an Ezekiel Mbah effort in the 25th minute.
In the other match, Warri Wolves defeated Dolphins of Port-Harcourt.
Sikiru Adewale and Abu Azeez were on target for Wolves while defender Onyekachi Akakem scored for Dolphins.

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