Kano Pillars FC on Saturday came back into reckoning for the Premier League title chase, with a resounding 3-0 victory over Kwara United FC of Ilorin.
The action-packed match, played at the Sani Abacha Stadium, Kano, garnered for the Pillars, the three points at stake. Thompson Joseph scored for Pillars in the 15th and 84th minutes of the encounter.
Ahmed Musâ€™s third goal in the dying minutes of the game, sparked off a massive celebration by home fans.
Goalkeeper Mustapha Salihu of Kwara Utd had been sent off the pitch, close to the end of the first half,Â over a rough tackle on an opponent.
Speaking to newsmen after the match, Kwara Unitedâ€™s handler, Justin Tenger, lamented the axing of his keeper, which he said, cost him the match.
According to him, the resultant deficit forced his boys to resort to a defensive game, to enable them survive the situation.
He commended Pillars for a good match, noting that the result of the match would not deter him from chasing the league title and playing in the CAF Cup Championship.
â€œWe will cancel those goals in Ilorin,â€ he said with optimism.