Kano
Pillars and Remo Stars have made it into the semifinals of the Gold Cup
Pre-Season Tournament.
Pillars
who are Gold Cup tourney defending champion defeated Niger Tornadoes Football
Club 1-0 to secure a semi-final spot.
A
resilient team effort was required from Kano Pillars to overcome enterprising
Tornadoes who gained better ball possession but were shy in front of goal.
Adamu
Muhammed’s 31st minute strike ensured the Sai Masu Gida side advanced to the semifinal
to cap a remarkable run.
Pillars
recorded 8 points from four games, while FC Ebedei garnered 7 points from same
number of games.
MFM
have 6 points from three matches with a decisive game at hand against Tornadoes
to be played on Wednesday evening.
Meanwhile,
newly promoted Remo Stars also qualified for the semifinals after defeating non-league
side, FC Yobo 3-2 in the final round of Group B match.
The
Sky Blue Stars started like a house on fire and it paid off in the 2nd minute
after Ekene Awazie scored from a nice build up.
Ekene
doubled the lead with a beautiful finish just after 15 minutes into the game
before Chukuma Emmanuel pull one back for FC Yobo in the 37th minute of the
game.
Yobo
FC started the second half brilliantly but couldn’t make it count early enough
to level up against the NPFL newcomers.
In
the 52nd minute of the game, Francis Nwako rounded the FC Robo goalkeeper to
shoot into the net to make the scoreline 3-1.
FC
Yobo missed couple of chances before Bright Ogbonna scored with a sublime
freekick to end the game on an interesting note.

Remo
Stars garnered 8 points from four matches and will be up against an unconfirmed
opponent from group A on Thursday evening.

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