Gold Cup: Pillars, MFM FC tie ends in 6-goal thriller

was a six goal thriller on Sunday at the pre-season Gold Cup as defending
champions, Kano Pillars FC defeated MFM FC 4-2.
Sai Masu Gida team who drew their first game against FC Ebedei took the game to
their Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) foe and scored their first
goal by Adamu Mohammed following a good build-up.
Kadiri Ikhana team then doubled their lead after MFM FC goalkeeper gifted
Pillars their second goal after he mistimed a cross thus leave Pillars ace,
Kamalu Al-Hassan to tucked the ball into an open net.
Olukoya Boys came back strong in the game as they won a penalty and was scored
by Austin Ogunye to make it 2-1.
Court winger, Mubarak increased Pillars goals after he shot a low drive into
the left corner of MFM FC net to make the score line 3-1.
the clock thicker away, MFM FC were awarded another penalty following a hand
ball in the box by a Pillars defender.
then converted the spot kick to make 4-2 for his side.
after the game, coach Kabiru Baleria thanked his Kano Pillars players for
playing to the pattern of their new Technical Adviser, coach Kadiri Ikhana.
taking anything away from MFM FC, they are a good side. They did give us a
better fight.
played them in the league last season and they showed to us what they are made
Pillars, it’s still a rebuilding process, and am delighted that both old and
new players are beginning to play as a unit.
are defending champions of the Gold Cup pre-season tourney and we are here to
retain the Cup.”
now lead Group A with 4points and a plus two goals difference of FC Ebedei who
are also on 4points followed by MFM FC 3points, Niger Tornadoes 1point and
Sunshine Stars 1point.                                                                                     

Enyimba/ Remo Stars game abandoned
the game between Enyimba International and Remo Stars FC was abandoned after
the former League champions walked off the pitch.
stood at 2-2 when the Enyimba technical bench instructed the players to go off
pitch in protest of a 70th penalty awarded against them.
Emmanuel put the People’s Elephant ahead in the 5th minute after capitalizing
on defensive blunder which rendered Remo Stars safe hand Chizoba Ndukwe
Stars wing back, Abiodun Rasheed drew level for the Sky Blue side in the 44th
minute to end the first half 1-1.
Olufemi, nodded in Abiodun Rasheed right side corner in the 49th minute before
substitute Stephen Chukwude equalized for Enyimba in the 62nd minute.
was awarded to Remo Stars in the 70th minute after an indecent tackle on goal
bound Abiodun Rasheed which was contested by Enyimba players.
Saheed Babayanju from Ondo State was left with no choice but to call a halt to
proceedings after the former league champions failed to return to the pitch.
the Disciplinary Committee of the tournament sat few minutes after the match
and awarded the match to Remo Stars.

Shamsudeen the General Coordinator of the tourney while speaking with Gold Cup
Media stated that the rules makes it an offence for a club to refuse to
continue playing a match.

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