Excitement
was in the air as the Abdullahi Usman Biffo tutored Niger Tornadoes got
promoted to the Nigeria Professional Football League.
Tornadoes
who were relegated to the second tier in the 2012/13 campaign have won seven
matches, drawn two and lost two in the ongoing Nigeria National League
campaign.
Biffo
whose magical touch inspired Giwa FC to promotion to the elite league in the
2012/13 season got it right again with the Lolo Boys in the 2014/15 Nigeria
National League season with one game to spare.
The
game played at the Bako Kontagora Stadium behind closed doors started on an
electrifying note with the homers making their intentions clear with their
ultra-attacking system.
A
deadly cross from Kunle Isa was headed home by Kayode Agboola twelve minutes
into the match.
Mighty
Jets tried in vain to peg back the Tornadoes in the highly explosive battle.
With
time running out, there was still more in the offing for Tornadoes.
Substitute
Samson Adeleye converted a 90th minute penalty after Kunle was hacked down in
the box.
Tornadoes
have amassed 23 points from a possible 33 and have one more game to play before
rounding up the season.
Coach
Biffo was a happy man after his tactical prowess in steering the club to the
NPFL.
“We
deserve the victory and promotion ticket,” an elated Biffo spoke to newsmen
shortly after the game.
“I’m
so happy today (Saturday) for the trust the management of the team had in me
and the encouragement from the fans after my appointment here.”
“This
promotion ticket is for the soccer loving Governor of Niger State Abubakar Sani
Bello for his unrelenting support.
Striker
Agboola said he was delighted to have made history with Tornadoes.

“I
am very happy to have helped my club return to the top division of the Nigeria
League. This is where we belong,” he said.

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