Kano Pillars stun Abia Warriors as Remo Stars lose again | Dailytrust

Kano Pillars stun Abia Warriors as Remo Stars lose again

Kano Pillars players celebrating a goal in a recent match
Kano Pillars players celebrating a goal in a recent match

Kano Pillars have further climbed away from the relegation zone after defeating Abia Warriors 2-1 in the Match Day 14 of the 2021/22 Nigeria Professional Football League Monday.

The four-time NPFL champions who lost their last three games fell in the 16th minute in Kaduna when Warriors’ Kalu Nweke scored from Godwin Obaje’s assist.

However, Pillars restored parity in the 27th minute through Saidu Salisu but efforts from both sides to score further was unsuccessful as the first half ended 1-1.

At the restart of the second half, it was a turnaround for the home team as Abdullahi Musa scored in the 51st minute as the game ended 2-1 while condemning their opponents to their sixth defeats so far.

Kano Pillars moved up to 14th position with 17 points while Abia Warriors dropped to 16th position with 14 points.

In Makurdi, a one-time high flying Remo Stars have now recorded their third defeat after losing 1-0 to Lobi Stars.

Lobi’s Gabriel Wassa scored the only goal of the game in the 20th minute after meeting a pass from Ifeanyi Ogba and shot the ball past Remo’s goalkeeper, Emmanuel Daniel.

The 2003 FA Cup winners with this slim victory have now moved to 12th position with 19 points while Remo Stars remain 4th with 23 points.

In Katsina, the home team shared the spoils of war in the relegation battle when they played out a 1-1 draw with visiting Heartland FC.

Sani Faisal had opened the scoring for Katsina but were unable to hold on to the advantage as Jonas Emmanuel restored parity in the 30th minute.

Both teams remain in the relegation zone with Katsina 17th with 14 points and Heartland 18th with 13 points.

In Lafia, Nasarawa United moved to 8th position with 20 points after defeating Niger Tornadoes 1-0 who dropped down to 15th position with 16 points. Alakwe Chijioke scored the only goal of the game.

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