Pillars make lucky sixteen
Kano Pillars became the final team to confirm their place in the round of 16 of the Federation Cup following a routine 2-0 win over Kaduna United at the Rwang Pam Stadium, Jos on Sunday courtesy of Mannir Ubale’s brace.
Neither side could find the breakthrough in an even first which saw that had clear cup goal scoring opportunities at a premium.
Pillars eventually got their noses in front when Ubale poked home in the 61st minute.
The former Bayelsa United attacker was to get his second soon after as Pillars cruised home at a canter.
Head coach of the team, Baba Ganaru was pleased with his side’s exertions on the day.
“To be honest, the first half was very even as both sides played well. Kaduna United is a good side playing in the Premier League. They have also won this competition before so we had to play well to get a result against a very experienced side,” Ganaru told SuperSport.com.
The trainer also expressed gratitude over the ability of his side to avoid been added to the number of big scalps thus far in the competition following failures recorded by Dolphins, ABS, Sunshine Stars and Akwa United.
“We had to be careful because this competition is full of surprises but we are happy we got the job done in the end,” he concluded.