NNL Super 8: Niger Tornados Maintain NPFL Promotion Chase
By Our Correspondent
The Matchday 2 tie between Niger Tornadoes FC and El-Kanemi Warriors of Maiduguri in the ongoing Nigeria National League, NNL Super 8 Playoff in Enugu leaved up to prematch hype, as the two teams sized up in search of maximum points, after both teams had earlier recorded a point apiece in the first game.
The action packed encounter at the Cathedral, was not devoid of dramas and intrigues, as well as entertainment.
Two glaring chances could have put us in front in the first half, Lukman Mohammed had the goal keeper to beat after maneuvering passed his markers, but his effort went a little wide for a glorious miss, another chance fell to Nurudeen Jumoh, similar, but he applied the wrong footing as he fired blank to halt first half barren.
It was obvious, El-Kanemi Warriors relied heavily on their new recruit and deadly scorer from Plateau United Mustapha Ibrahim (YUGA) to cause havoc, but Niger Tornadoes defensive marshals Sunday Akinmoladun and Daniel Edeh were able to keep his threats at bay.
In the dying moment of the match, Lukman Mohammed turned the game on his head with classic display, one expected of his caliber, his mesmerizing runs in the opponent’s box earned us a penalty kick in the 82nd minute, when he was hacked down in the box having been set free on goal – Daniel Edeh smashed passed El-Kanemi goalkeeper for our first goal of the tournament to send Niger Tornadoes bench into wild jubilation.
As the two teams continue to search for goal respite came for the Ikon Allah Boys when Lukaman Mohammed again, brilliantly locate Munir Idris in a dangerous position, the sensational young lad reacted quickest to slot home for our second goal and sealed victory for the Ikon Allah Boys.
As things stands….
Match Day 2 Results:
El-Kanemi Warriors 0-2 Niger Tornadoes
Gombe United 1-0 DMD FC match discontinued as a result of rainfall…
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