Nasarawa on Sunday rewrote the history books when they defeated home team Kano Pillars 2-1 to end a 12-year unbeaten home run by Pillars ...
Nasarawa on Sunday rewrote the history books when they defeated home team Kano Pillars 2-1 to end a 12-year unbeaten home run by Pillars in the league. Pillars last lost 2-1 to Julius Berger at home in the league on June 21, 2003
Ex-Pillars forward Munir Ubale opened the scoring in the 12th minute off Eugene Salami's assist to stun the home fans. Four minutes later, Eagles new invitee Yaro Bature doubled the Lafia team's lead.
Skipper Rabiu Ali scored for Pillars in the 46th minute to make it 2-1. Nasarawa United started well with Ifeanyi Nweke forced goalkeeper Theophilus Afelokhai to make a big save in the seventh minute. In the 27th minute, Esosa Igbinoba was denied a goal by the goal post.
Nasarawa goalkeeper then denied Rabiu Ali a goal in the 33rd minute with a brilliant save. Pillars striker Gambo Mohammed, who was sidelined by gunshot wounds since March, returned to action when he replaced Eneji Otekpa in the 67th minute.