August 19, 2017

Ivorien Assiri lifts 3SC above Tornadoes

• Odey scores again, upset in Kano

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SHOOTING Stars fans had Ivorien import, Victor Assiri to thank as he scored the winner over visiting Niger Tornadoes in a Nigeria Professional Football League, NPFL clash at the Lekan Salami Stadium on Sunday.

Sunday Faleye had opened scoring for the Shooting Stars when he coolly beat goalkeeper Mustapha Aliko in the 36th minute but Tornadoes’ Angel Wilfred Ammeh levelled scores in the 76th through a powerful angular volley.

Just nine minutes to the end of the match, substitute Assiri rose to the occasion offa Lekan Bola assist to send the home fans back home smiling.

League’s hotshot Steven Odey can’t stop scoring as he contributed the day’s last goal in MFM 3-0 thrashing of visiting El-Kanemi Warriors.

Early on Austin Oyegun and Sikiru Olatubosun had scored in the 20th and 27th minutes respectively before Odey’s 45th minute strike completed the first half rout.

The upset of the day happened in Kano as home team, Kano Pillars lost by a lone goal to Akwa United. Former youth international, Pygbara scored as early as 19th minute, rendering efforts by Pillars to equalise futile.