Hosts Kano Pillars Football Club on Sunday at the Sani Abacha Stadium defeated visiting Sunshine Stars FC of Akure 3-1 in a 2016/2017 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) fixture.
The home team opened scoring in the first minute of the game through Nwagua Nyima to set the tone for an interesting game.
New signing Junior Lokosa then scored in the 16th and 41st minutes of the game to take the game beyond the visitors’ reach.
Sunday Oluwadamilare scored for the visitors in the 58th minute to make the score line look respectable.
Musa Ibrahim, Kano Pillars’ Technical Adviser, in a post-match interview said he was satisfied with the performance of his team.
“With what I have seen today, it means the team is ready to do better and secure a ticket to play on the continent next season, and I am happy.
But I want to call on our fans and supporters to be patient with us,” he said.
On his part, Sunshine Stars’ coach Akin Olowookere commended his players for giving Kano Pillars a good fight.
He also said the team’s technical crew would go back to the drawing board to re-strategise for them to win their subsequent matches.
NAN/ Jibril .O