Kano Pillars to face Enugu Rangers in final



Kano Pillars will contest the 2018 Aiteo Cup with Enugu Rangers after victories in semifinal encounters.

Kano Pillars beat Katsina United 4-1 on penalties after it ended 2-2 at 90 minutes,  while Enugu Rangers International beat Nasarawa United 4-2 in the semifinal of the Aiteo Cup 2018 played on Wednesday, October 10 as both winners booked their respective places in the final.

Kano Pillars beat Katsina United

Katsina United beat Kwara United 3-1 to get to the semifinal, while Kano Pillars had to overcome CAF Confederation Cup campaigners Enyimba International 4-2 to progress to the semifinal.

The semifinal between the two north African rivals, was held at the Agege Soccer Temple in Lagos.

Kano PillarsKano Pillars are through to the finals of the 2018 Aiteo Cup after they beat Katsina United on Penalties (NPFL)

The first half ended in a one goal lead for Kano Pillars when top scorer Junior Lokosa forced an won goal.

After the the halftime break Nzube Anaezemba doubled the lead for Kano Pillars who were coasting to victory.

Timothy Danladi converted a rebounded a penalty saved by the keeper in the 69th minute to pull one back for Katsina United.

Akwa United win 2017 Aiteo Cup titleAkwa United will be replaced as champions of the 2018 Aiteo Cup after Enugu Rangers beat Nasarawa United to win their semifinal and face Kano Pillars (Twitter/Akinwunmi Ambode)

Chinedu Ajanah equalised for Katsina United to send the game into penalty shootout after the 90 minutes.

The game ended 4-1 in favour of Kano Pillars after the penalty shootout as they booked a place in the final.

Rangers beat Nasarawa United

Rangers International of Enugu beat Nasarawa United 4-2 in 90 minutes to book a spot in the final of the 2018 Aiteo Cup.

Rangers vs Akwa UnitedEnugu Rangers International beat Nasarawa in 90 minutes to progress to the Aiteo Cup final (Twitter/ Akwa United)


The game was played at the Sanni Abacha Stadium, Kano as the 2016 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) champions will compete against Kano Pillars in the final.

Kano Pillars vs Rangers Aiteo Cup final

The final between Kano Pillars and Enugu Rangers will take place at the Stephen Keshi Stadium in Asaba, capital of Delta State on Wednesday, October 24.

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