The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), reports that the 2021/2022 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) match, Day one encounter, was played at the Kwara Stadium Complex, Ilorin, the adopted home of Niger Tornadoes.
Kabiru Adeniji, who played the first half of 2020/2021 season at Kwara United FC of Ilorin, capitalised on a defensive blunder, by Plateau United defenders to score the only goal of the match, in the 13th minute.
Sunday Anthony headed wide Andrew Ikefe’s cross, in the 42nd minute, in one of the fewest chances the visitors created in the game.
Adeniji again called Abiodun Akande into action to make a great safe, in the 56th minute, stretching the goalkeeper to his far right to stop the hosts.
With few seconds on the clock before the final whistle, Andrew Ikefe glided an excellent opportunity to even the scores, and left his bench in anguish.
Speaking on the game, the coach of Plateau United, Fidelix Ikechukwu, said his team was trying to understand what they wanted to do.
“We conceded a goal by an error from the defenders, but I think we played better.
“Not fully comfortable with the performance of the boys, we have not done the best and we have not done the worse as well” Ilechukwu said.
His Niger Tornadoes counterpart, Bala Abubakar, expressed happiness with the result, saying the buck of the players are new.
He said playing a big team like Plateau United in the first game of the season, had shown that the team would blend perfectly together, as the season unfolds.
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