Aiteo Cup: Pillars Pip Rivers United, Supreme Court Hold Sunshine


By Adeboye Amosu:

Kano Pillars rallied back from a goal down to beat Rivers United 3-2 in a Aiteo Federation Cup Group C fixture at the Agege Stadium, Lagos on Monday, reports

Rivers United took the lead from the spot in the 10th minute through Bernard Ovoke. It was Ovoke’s fifth goal in the competition this year.

Nigeria Professional Football League top scorer, Junior Lokosa levelled scores for Pillars in the 52nd minute.

The Sai Gida put the game beyond Rivers United with Rabiu Ali converting two spot kicks in the 58th and 72nd minutes respectively.


Osita Chikere reduced the deficit for Rivers United in the 77th minute.

Pillars were reduced to 10- men four minutes from time when Joel Djondang was sent off for a second bookable offence.

At the Sani Abacha Stadium, Kano, Sunshine Stars and Supreme Court battled to a 0-0 draw in a Group B encounter.

Nasarawa United were also held to goalless draw by Bet9ja Nigeria National League outfit, Kogi United in a Group D tie at the Enyimba International Stadium, Aba.

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