Northern Derby: Kano Pillars defeats Katsina United 4 – 1 to qualify for pre-season cup final
Kano Pillars have qualified for Sunday’s Ahlan Pre-Season Tournament final after they defeated Katsina United 4-1 in the first semi-final today.
They will face the winners of the other semi-final between Akwa United and El Kanemi Warriors, which will be played tomorrow. Fahad Usman’s superb free kick gave Pillars the opening goal after 21 minutes.
However, Katsina United drew level in the 33rdminute from the penalty spot courtesy of Mohammed Hussein after Nzube Anaezemba fouled inside his own box.Pillars regained the lead on 49 minutes after Rabiu Ali converted a penalty caused by a foul by goalkeeper Yinka David against Junior Lakosa.
They extended their lead after 57 minutes, when Lakosa made up for an earlier miss with a low shot after good combination involving Rabiu Ali and Nyima.
Junior Lakosa grabbed his brace 10 minutes later when he beat the offside trap of Katsina United.