Pillars maintained unbeaten run after 1-1 draw with Rangers

Kano Pillars on Sunday maintained its unbeaten run in seven matches with a 1-1 draw against host Rangers International FC in a Match Day 10 fixture of the Nigeria Professional Football League decided at Enugu.

Pillars came from behind to leveled the game after Godwin Aguda had put Rangers ahead in the 41st minute of play. Junior Lokosa drew Pillars level with strike in the 85th minute of play off Nazifi Yahaya low pass inside the goal area.

With this development Junior Lokosa maintained his record of highest goal scorer in the league with nine goals in ten matches.

In a post match conference Kano Pillars’ Coach Ibrahim A. Musa commended his boys for playing the game according to the instruction.

Ibrahim said they were in Enugu for the three point but getting one point was not a bad one and thanked God for it.

“No doubt the absence of late Chinedu Udoji affected our defense line but my players tried and we would continue to psyche them up to the time they will get their normal situation of play,” coach Ibrahim said.

He also commended the officiating of centre,Olajide Olayinka FIFA badge referee from Lagos, saying that with this kind of officiating any team can win at home or away in the league.

On his part kano Pillars Fc captain Rabi’u Ali dedicated the draw to late Chinedu Udoji and the entire fans of the club.

Rabi’u aka Pele pledged that gradually their target would be achieved and thanked the kano state government for its financial and moral support to the team.

He commended the players and officials of Enugu Rangers FC for honouring his late team mate, Chinedu Udoji before the match by distributing tee shirts with Udoji name to players, officials and fans of the both team before the kick off of the match and urged other clubs to emulate them.

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