NPFL: Pillars beat Sunshine Stars 5-1 in Kano

February 26, 2024

1.3 min readCategories: Sports

Kano Pillars Football Club secured a resounding 5-1 victory over Sunshine Stars of Akure in the ongoing Nigeria Professional Football League match. The match, held at the bustling Sani Abacha Stadium in Kofar-Mata, Kano, drew a sizable crowd of spectators.

Mustapha Ibrahim showcased his scoring prowess by netting twice in the 48th and 52nd minutes, while Rabiu Ali, Auwalu Malam, and Umar Shehu each added a goal to Pillars’ tally during the encounter. Despite Sunshine Stars managing to convert a penalty in the 82nd minute for a consolation goal, Kano Pillars’ dominant performance secured them a decisive win.

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 was interesting and our boys played well and thank God we won the game,” said Mr Maikaba.

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

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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