Gold Cup: Pillars Beat MFM; Enyimba Abandon Match Vs Remo Stars

Gold Cup: Pillars Beat  MFM; Enyimba Abandon Match Vs Remo Stars

By Adeboye Amosu:

Kano Pillars picked their first win in the Gold Cup pre- season tournament in Ijebu Ode, edging MFM FC 4-2 in a thrilling encounter on Sunday,reports Completesportsnigeria.com.

Adamu Mohammed gave the Sai Masu Gida the lead in the 26th minute, while Kamal Alhassan doubled the lead five minutes later.

Ausine Ogunye pulled a goal back for MFM  from the spot in the 52nd minute but Mubarak Said got the third for Pillarseight minutes later.

Ogunye reduced the deficit in the 62nd minute, with Fahad Usman scoring for Pillars again late in the game.

Kadiri Ikhana's men who started their campaign with a disappointing 0-0 draw against FC Ebedei now occupy first position in Group A.

The disciplinary committee of the Gold Cup pre- season tournament has awarded three points to Remo Stars after their  Group B fixture against Enyimba was abandoned on Sunday.

Enyimba players left the field in the closing stages of the game in protest of a penalty awarded to Remo Stars.

The scoreline  at the  period when Enyimba abandoned the game was 2-2.

The committee stated that the rules make it an offence for a club to refuse continuation of play during a match.

Remo Stars with the decision now have four points same as Lobi Stars after playing a 1-1 draw in their first game against Crown FC.

Enyimba have one point with a defeat and one draw from two matches.

The People's Elephant are still searching for their first win after they were held to a barren draw by Lobi Stars in their opening game.

Sunshine Stars and Niger Tornadoes played a 1-1 draw in their Group A clash.

Monday James gave Sunshine Stars the lead in the first half, while Ammeh Wilfred equalised for Tornadoes after the break.

The two sides are yet to record a win in the competition following defeats in their first opening fixtures against MFM FC and FC Ebedei respectively.

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