Onukogu Kanayo Jubal
One of Nigeria’s representatives in the Confederation of African Football (CAF) Champions League, Kano Pillars Football Club, has been bundled out of the competition by Moghreb Athletic Tetouane of Morocco at the Sani Abacha Stadium, Kano, on Saturday evening, despite winning the game 2-1.
Pillars lost on aggregate of 5-2.
Having lost the first leg at the Stade Raniat Rmel two weeks ago, Pillars had come into the game with so much promise. Goals from Tony Edjomariegwe and Rabiu Ali looked likely to build the hope of the home team’s side, after Mouhcine Iajour – the man who undid Pillars in Morocco with his hat-trick – silenced the home-crowd in the 33rd minute.
As the evening wore on, the impatient home fans threw empty cans and bottles into the pitch expressing their disappointments at their club’s inadequacies.
Rabiu Ali and Tony Edjomariegwe turned out to be the main kingpins of the evening, tormenting their opponents endlessly, especially the visitors were reduced to 10 men, but they could not capitalise on their advantage to make the best of the situation and, by the time the whistle went, Ali’s 9oth minute goal, coupled with Edjomariegwe’s earlier effort could not make any difference.
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