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Football | Nigeria

Tornadoes out for maximum points



Niger Tornadoes’ goalkeeper, Mustapha Aliko has said his side are more interested in picking points than focus on the results of their games this term.

Niger Tornadoes pipped Spotlite 1-0 on Matchday 5 of the Nigeria National League (NNL) at the Bako Kontagora Stadium, Minna, a result that did not go down well with the side's supporters.

The Minna-based, who are third on the log on nine points behind NNL Division A leaders, Plateau United, will head off to Yola to confront Adamawa United on Matchday 6 on Saturday and Aliko said the encounter is a sure three points for his side.

“Fine the fans were agitated by the low score line we’ve recorded in our past matches but for us the important thing is to pick the points irrespective of the goal margin.

“We’re third on the log at the moment, and our target is to consolidate the position and improve upon it as the league progresses.

“We won 1-0 against Spotlite at the weekend which is a good morale booster going into this weekend's away match against Adamawa United and we’re positive it will be a harvest ground for us to end the road trip jinx.

“We’re going for an outright victory or worst case scenario come back to Minna with a point.

“We’re determined to return to the Premier League at the end of the season,” Aliko, who is the captain of his side, said to supersport.com.

Tornadoes lost their Premier League status at the end of the 2011/12 NPL season.

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