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Football | Nigeria

Charity Shield claimed by Owerri



Federation Cup champions on Thursday added the 2012 charity shield to their trophy cabinet following a 2-0 victory over reigning Nigeria Premier League (NPL) champions, Kano Pillars at the Sharks FC Stadium.

Goals either side of the break from Happy Akuoka and John Owoeri gave the Naze Millionaires victory in the game billed to flag off the 2012/13 NPL season.

Kano Pillars put in a disjointed display and rarely threatened with clear cut goal scoring opportunities but club captain and goalkeeper, Theophilous Afelokhai insisted they did not lose to a better team.

“Heartland did not play better. They are not better than us. They were only lucky,” he told supersport.com.

Heartland coach, Ndubuisi Nduka was full of praise for his boys following the win over Pillars. He stated that his side have confirmed that they are the best football club in Nigeria.

“We have shown by this victory that we are the best team in Nigeria. We deserved to win," he said.

Heartland will represent Nigeria in the 2013 Caf Confederation Cup while Pillars will fly the flag of the country in the Caf Champions League.



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