By Johnny Edward:
The home-based Eagles of Nigeria defeated Kano Pillars 1-0 in a tune-up match played at the Sani Abacha Stadium, Kano on Wednesday.
Nigerian Professional Football League top scorer, Stephen Odey, grabbed the winner for the Home Eagles .
Odey has scored 18 NPFL goals this season for MFM of Lagos.
The Home Eagles will face Benin Republic this Saturday in the second leg of the African Nations Championship qualifiers.
The coach Salisu Yusuf-led side lost 1-0 in the first leg in Cotonou last Sunday.
Seibou Mama scored a stoppage time goal to hand the Squirrels of Benin Republic a slim advantage.