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NPFL: Musa Bags Assist On Kano Pillars Debut; Akwa United Maintain Top Spot

NPFL: Musa Bags Assist On Kano  Pillars Debut; Akwa United Maintain Top Spot

Ahmed Musa made his debut as Kano Pillars edged out Adamawa United 1-0 in their Nigeria Professional Football League matchday 21 encounter at the Ahmadu Bello Stadium, Kaduna on Sunday, reports Completesports.com.

Musa set up Rabiu Ali for the winning goal 10 minutes from time.

Pillars maintain second position on the table with 40 points from 21 matches.

Akwa United retain top spot following a 2-0 win against local rivals Dakkada in Uyo.

Charles Atshimene scored both goals in the 11th and 48th minutes respectively.

In Ilorin, Kwara United returned to winning ways courtesy of a 2-0 home win against Plateau United.

Jide Fatokun put the home team ahead four minutes after the break, while Stephen Jude added the second 10 minutes from time.

Kwara United occupy third position with 39 points from 21 matches.

Rivers United kept the pressure on the top three teams on the table edging out Rangers 1-0 at the Nnamdi Azikwe Stadium, Enugu.

Former Rangers player Godwin Aguda netted the winner on eight minutes.

Read Also: NPFL: Musa To Make Kano Pillars Debut Vs Adamawa United Sunday

MFM moved up on the table courtesy of a 2-0 away win against Warri Wolves in Ozoro with Ifeanyi Onyebuchi and Clement Ogwu scoring in the first half.

At the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa Stadium, Bauchi, Wikki Tourists lost 2-1 to Nasarawa United.

Manu Garba gave Wikki the lead on 22 minutes but the visitors rallied back with goals from Anas Yusuf and Silas Nwankwo.

Heartland continued their impressive form handing down a 2-0 defeat to Katsina United at the Okigwe Township Stadium.

Bright Onyedikachi opened the scoring for the Naze Millionaires in the 14th minute, while Kelechi Chimezie doubled the advantage 12 minutes later.

Sunshine Stars failed to make home advantage count as they were held to a 0-0 draw by Jigawa Golden Stars in Akure.

Former champions Lobi Stars beat FC Ifeanyi Ubah 2-0 in Makurdi.

Ossy Martins and Monday Akile were on target for the hosts in the game.

Kano Pillars 1-0 Adamawa Utd
Heartland 2-0 Katsina Utd
Wikki 1-2 Nasarawa Utd
Kwara Utd 2-0 Plateau Utd
Rangers 0-1 Rivers Utd
Dakkada 0-2 Akwa United
Sunshine Stars 0-0 Jigawa GS
Lobi Stars 2-0 FC Ifeanyiubah
Warri Wolves 0-2 MFM

By Adeboye Amosu

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  • Greenturf 3 years ago

    Good start,well done skippo!

  • Collins id 3 years ago

    Musa the competition is growing high as marcus, ademola lookman, ejuke are knocking on the door, even v moses could still return, I advise you to seal a European deal at least for two years more, Ac monza is a desperate italian serie B side that is destined to be in serie A nest season, Berlusconi and the galliani who controls the club are ready to bring in super Stars to solidify the team, Boateng Balotelli and few other solid stars are there, tell ur agent to present ur profile, they may be willing to pay ur wages, also take a look at turkey or russia u can also try france too, I don’t gbadu this Kano pillers level for you, u are still young.

  • Eldridge Cleaver 3 years ago

    Ndi Musa should not be invited to the Super Eagles. Ndi homebased players are not good enough for the Super Eagles. Ngwa Musa is not a good player. One appearance and 1 assist for Kano Pillars, what else can you ask for. Shameless People International FC, where una dey? Somebody don mess.

  • Dr Banks 3 years ago

    Wow………..this is splendid from Rabiu Alli. Did you guys see what happened in the picture above? Rabiu Alli handed over the captainship band to Musa, that’s how much Musa is well referred and respected, and he repaid the gesture by giving the same Rabiu Alli a sumptuous assist for the match winner. Kudos
    For those of you hating why Musa is invited again to SE, keep on hating while the guy keep getting blessed by his Allah

    • Greenturf 3 years ago

      If I were Musa I won’t accept the captain armband.
      At least respect Rabiu Ali who has paid his dues and deservedly the captain of Kano pillars.
      The reason for playing in the domestic league is to maintain match fitness till the summer,so play this football for the next couple of months and bid them goodbye for their help.Rabiu Ali should remain the captain of Kano pillars no matter who is coming to pillars!

      • Abdul 3 years ago

        Bro, life isn’t that hard. This is just a show of respect and love.

      • Dr. Drey 3 years ago

        But it was the same Ali who free-mindedly went to honour the legend by handing him his captains band. I dont see where Musa erred here. Musa is playing for pillars free of charge, he is donating his bonuses to charities in Kano, he has not requested for anything from the club other than to keep and maintain match fitness. He paid his dues for Kano b4 leaving and has also paid his dues with humility all through is SE career…never troublesome…never late to camp…vey efficient….he even willingly handed the SE captains armband to Mikel after Oliseh chose him ahead of Mikel just to humiliate Mikel, after humiliating yet another legend and captain, Vincent Enyeama.

        Whatever favors Musa is getting today he has earned. No one should hate on him. He has proven himself in character and on the pitch as a national team player and deserves EVERY favoritism he is enjoying today. Its the law of nature, whatever you sow in your youth you will reap at old age. He has served Nigeria well…at a time shuttling between the U20, U23 and SE camps….. and etched his name in Nigerian records. He should enjoy his swansong in peace. He will likely add 100 caps plus and another AFCON winners medal and bow out at the world cup as the legend that he is.

        Rabiu Ali’s gesture is highly commendable.

        • Greenturf 3 years ago

          I’m not hating on Musa I have no reasons to.
          Musa is a legend of the super eagles,who has served the country in an exemplary fashion and I’m a fan of this great man.
          I’m aware of his charity works kindness and humility.
          Everything you said is correct but I reiterate if I were Musa I won’t accept the captain armband.I never said he erred for accepting Rabiu’s offer,but I won’t I think there’s more class to it that’s how I think it’s my opinion my principles.Its a matter of choice, accepting the offer isn’t bad neither declining it.
          We shouldn’t make a mountain out of a molehill.

          • Dr. Drey 3 years ago

            Rejecting it would have been disrespectful. It would have smirked off arrogance and superiority complex. Musa even honored Rabiu by accepting that armband from him. An African adage say you don’t turn down the drink of the aged, because as you are being honored by his invitation, you are honoring him too by your acceptance of the invitation. And I agree with you that we shouldn’t make a mountain out of a molehill instead. Its rather inconsequential now that. Both men have proven to be legends in their own rights and have chosen to honor each other the way they deem fit. What we think of their gesture really doesn’t change that.

        • Omo9ja 3 years ago

          @Dr. Drey, I’m really shocked this can come out of your mouth.

          I’m really impressed and I hope you continue this way and learn how to be humble like Musa and Rabiu.

          I still can’t believe it is you Dr. Drey.

          The love I have for this your write up is huge because is nothing but the truth.

          Keep it up my pikin.

          Musa deserves the Accolades and Rabiu is a legend. Respect.

          Congratulations to Musa a.k.a the Governor.

          Ire o. God bless Nigeria!!!

          • Dr. Drey 3 years ago

            Its probably because you aren’t high today that why you seem to be reasoning straight and can hence comprehend properly. I still am my humble self and my beliefs, views or thought process haven’t changed one bit and wouldn’t….and I remain consistent and ready to defend and stand by them anyday anytime.
            It will do you a lot of good my boy, to stop abusing whatever has made you a public nuisance. Even this your comment is devoid of any grammatical errors. Something really seems to be in the right place for you this time my boy. Congratulations.

  • JimmyBall 3 years ago

    @Dr.Drey… so I am sure you now know in life it’s only a thin line between homebased and foreignbased… lol. See how our league came to Ahmed Musa’s rescue… I told you long ago that once he gets active I have no more qualms with him. Trust me if he had not gotten himself engaged somewhere… Rohr for hear am for my hand with any further invite while he remains inactive…

    • Dr. Drey 3 years ago

      Oga…..no thin line anywhere, what you call a league is what someone is using to keep fitness. There is a huge difference. It simply means the best of the league is just at the level of fitness training for a foreign based….imagine a player who hasnt played a league game since October, 1st game 1 assist. Wetin d rest dey do…???

      See the way the best club in your league is playing against the rest of the continent, do dey look like footballers to you when facing their peers on the continent or traditional wrestlers running headlessly and kicking a soccer ball…???

      Enyimba looking so amateurish even for the African continent, imagine now benchmarking them with European football. We can deny it all we can, nut the gap between the NPFL and even Uzbekistan league is a wide as from heaven to earth. Lets not even talk about mainstream europe.

  • Nigerians are so unrealistic and like self denial alot…. comparing Nigerian league to European league is like comparing lizard and a crocodile,…How can we improve when we don’t even agree that we are nowhere yet?…An unexamined life is not worth living,.. Socrates

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