Nigeria champions Kano Pillars got off to a winning start at the Super-6 in Abuja when they beat Dolphins 2-0 Saturday.
Kano Pillars were simply the better team as they were in control for the better part of the game, and got the curtain raiser in the sixth minute through a long-range shot from Samuel Tswanya, which caught goalkeeper Sunday Rotimi napping.
Three minutes later, another new signing Christian Obiozor doubled Pillars’ lead off a pass by Rabiu Ali.
Omo Ojabu failed to put Dolphins ahead in the second minute when he fired wide after he picked up a ball following goalkeeper Theophilus Afelokhai’s error.
Goalkeeper Rotimi denied Gambo Mohammed a goal when he saved his shot in the 23rd minute.
Jonathan Zikiye made a goal line clearance in the 40th minute to deny Obiozor his second goal of the game.
In the concluding minutes of the first half, Afelokhai was called to duty by an Ifeanyi Egwim free kick. He was again denied a goal by Afelokhai who gathered his effort well in the 61st minute.