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AITEO: Niger Tornadoes vows to defeat Kano Pillars in finals



Niger Tornadoes FC of Minna on Wednesday said that it had perfected strategy to defeat Kano Pillars in the FA Cup (AITEO Cup) finals in Kaduna on Sunday.

Coach Bala Abubakar, new Technical Adviser (TA) of the club, made this known during an interview with the Nigeria News Agency in Minna.

Abubakar said that the club had relocated to Kaduna since Friday last week owing to the critical nature of the match, “just to finalise our strategy to win the game.

“We respect Kano Pillars FC because it is a good side but we have put up good strategy to defeat them on Sunday by the special grace of God.”

He said that all Tornadoes players were in good form to file out against the Pillars on Sunday.

NAN reports that the match scheduled for July 24 was postponed to July 28 due to logistic reasons.

The TA said that the club has organised a friendly with the Kaduna Professionals FC on Wednesday to perfect its winning strategy against Pillars.

“It is the same thing as playing with the Kano Pillars.

“The game will give us the opportunity to test the strength and quality of our players and get ready for the real match,” he said.

Also, Aliko Mustapha, Tornadoes captain told NAN that players and officials have worked hard for the game.

“We deserve victory for our hard work and prayers,” he said.

Alhaji Adamu Aliyu, chairman of the club, said that the state governor, Alhaji Abubakar Bello would be in Kaduna to watch the game.

He added that government has started mobilising supporters from the state to cheer Tornadoes to victory.

NAN recalls that Abubakar was unveiled as the Technical Adviser of the club on July 18.

NAN also recalls that Abubakar, an indigene of the state, had in 2017 led the club to a second-place finish in the AITEO Cup competition, after losing 3-2 on penalty shootout to Akwa United in Lagos.