NPFL Championship Play-offs: Rangers Rally Back To Hold Pillars

NPFL Championship Play-offs: Rangers Rally Back To Hold Pillars

Kano Pillars maintained top spot in the Nigeria Professional Football League Championship play-offs following a 1-1 draw witj Enugu Rangers at the Agege Stadium Lagos on Monday, reports

The Sai Masu Gida top the standings with eight points from four games.

Rabiu Ali gave Pillars the lead two minutes before hour mark curling home a beautiful free-kick from the edge of the box.

Rangers were reduced to 10-men 17 minutes from time when Tope Olusesi was sent off for a foul on Nyima Nwagua.

Despite their numerical disadvantage, the Flying Antelopes rallied back to earn a share of the spoils.

The Enugu club were awarded a penalty three minutes from time when Ifeanyi Egwin was tripped inside the box by Adeshola David.

The penalty was coolly converted by Godwin Aguda for his second goal of the play-offs.

There were however ugly scenes at the end of regulation time with Kano Pillars fans invading the pitch with sticks, stones and other objects.

By Adeboye Amosu

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  • Janebrix 11 months ago

    It was such an ugly sight. The worst part is that Nigeria police was there begging them and couldn’t not do nothing. As for Rabiu Ali, the Kano pillar captain and supposedly experienced Nigeria international, he is just a disgrace to humanity. Physically fighting the referee. He should be ban for life. Let him go hungry then I will see what other job he can get apart from football as I know he is an illiterate and didn’t go to school. Innocent referee had to run for his life. Left for me ban the team for 3 season and strip them off any winnings. 

  • Okponku 11 months ago

    And nothing would happened to the team at last

  • If LMC does not sanction Kano pillars by awarding the 3 points to Rangers, then our football will not grow. The same Kano pillars was awarded dubious penality against Ifeanyi Uba and nobody fought. The North takes other parts of the country for granted. Rangers should have been on top if they did not threw away two goals lead against Akwa United.