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[Nigeria] Aiteo FA Cup Final: Kano Pillars vs Niger Tornadoes Match Preview

Niger Tornadoes Vs Kano Pillars

The Ahmadu Bello Stadium Kaduna will come alive on Sunday as two wounded lions battles for supremacy. Niger Tornadoes losing finalist in 2017 against Kano Pillars losing finalist in 2018.

Both clubs have established them selves as forces to reckon with as far as the oldest football competition in Nigeria is concern haven claimed the diadem once each.

Kano Pillars recorded their first triumph in 1953 when they defeated Lagos Dynamos 2-1 in the final, while Niger Tornadoes won their first gong in Lagos when they put all odds aside to defeat mighty Enugu Rangers by a lone goal.

Previous appearance in the final:
NIGER TORNADOES

1983 = N. Tornadoes 1-4 Stationary Stores
2000 = N. Tornadoes 1-0 E. Rangers
2017 = Akwa United 0-0 N. Tornadoes {3-2}

KANO PILLARS

1953 = K. Pillars 2-1 Dynamos
1954 = C. Rovers 3-0 K Pillars
1991 = El-kanemi 1-0 K. Pillars
2018 = K Pillars 3-3 Rangers {2-4}

2019 ROAD TO FINALS: N. TORNADOES

Round of 64
Fasbir Fc 0-3 Niger Tornadoes

Round of 32
Gombe United 0-1 Niger Tornadoes

Round of 16
Niger Tornadoes 2-2 Cynosure Fc {3-2pen.}

Quarter Final
Smart City 0-0 Niger Tornadoes {4-5pen}

Semi Final
Rivers United 1-2 Niger Tornadoes

2019 ROAD TO FINALS: KANO PILLARS

Round of 64
Kano Pillars 4-0 Aspire

Round of 32
ABS 0 -1 Kano Pillars

Round of 16
Kano Pillars 1-0 Kwara United

Quarter Final
Kano Pillars 4-0 Aklosendi

Semi Final
Calabar Rovers 1-1 Kano Pillars {2-4}

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Niger Tornadoes- Aliko Mustapha Eric Frimpong

Kano Pillars – Rabiu Ali, Gambo Mohammed

Coaches:
Niger Tornadoes: Abubakar Bala Mohammed
Kano Pillars : Ibrahim Musa

Match Officials:
Nuredeen Abubakar- CR 2.
Samuel Padatikum – AR1 3.
Peter Ogwu AR11 4.
Germa Mohd – RR 5.
Aminu Mamaga – RA

Kick Off Time: 4Pm
Venue: Ahmadu Bello Stadium Kaduna.

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