NPFL Matchday 18: Niger Tornadoes Off To A Winning Start In Kaduna Against Remo Stars
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By Ebube Dike
Niger Tornadoes began life at their newly adopted home ground, the Ahmadu Bello Stadium in Kaduna State on a good footing as they recorded slim victory against visiting Remo Stars in matchday 18 of the 2021/2022 Nigeria Professional Football League, NPFL season, www.bestchoicesports.com.ng can report.
The Minna based outfit got ahead in the early minutes of game when Musa Wakili’s ball in was handled inside the box by Remo Stars defender leaving the referee with no option than point to the spot kick in what was Niger Tornadoes first penalty kick of the season after 18 matches.
Musa Wakili stepped forward and slot the ball passed Kayode Bankole in goal for Remo Stars to hand the hosts the initiative in what turned out to be the only goal of the game.
The visitors tormented the host’s back line especially in the second half with Andy Okpe as tormentor in chief, the lanky striker caused serious problems but was contained by the dou of Sunday Akinmoladun and Abiodun Adebayo who made sure the visitors left empty handed.
Tornadoes coach, Abubakar Bala who described the match as a tough one, expressed delight that the boys began life in their new home a winning note
He noted that the victory will spur them on as they travel away to Dakkada FC in their next game.
“It was a very difficult and tight game, but we are happy at the end of 90 minutes we were able to get the three maximum points.
“The win is important to us because it is a first win after four matches, the win will put us in the right frame of mind going into our next against Dakkada,”
Niger Tornadoes are currently 14th on the log with 20 points from 19 games.