Hosts Wikki Tourists Football Club of Bauchi on Sunday at the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa Stadium defeated Kano Pillars FC of Kano 2-0 in a 2016/2017 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) fixture.
Wikki Tourists scored the opening goal of the Match Day 28 fixture eight minutes into the game through Alhmed Usman after he wriggled past the visiting defenceline.
They scored their second goal 48 minutes into the match through Chinedu Aneibor when he made good use of a deflection by right winger Ambrose Peter.
The Wikki Tourists were with a more purposeful and coordinated approach, but poor finishing by their strikers robbed them of scoring many goals.
Kano Pillars, on their part, dominated the game in the second half, only to find their rhythm affected by three yellow cards received by Rabiu Ali, Chinedu Udoji and Ibrahim Alassan.
Bala Nikyu, Chief Coach of Wikki Tourists, later described the match’s officiating as fantastic.
“In our last three matches, the officiating especially in Ibadan was fantastic. In this one too, the officiating was good.’’
He attributed the successes he had recorded since he assumed leadership of the team to the cordial relationship between him and the players.
Ibrahim Musa, the Chief Coach of Kano Pillars, on his part described Wikki Tourists as “a good team.
But my boys too played very well, in spite of the little mistakes.
When we go back to Kano, we will see how we can correct such mistakes before our next match,” the coach said.
NAN/ Jibril .O