Aiteo cup Round up
Kwara United dumped Abia Warriors 5-1, while Kano Pillars, Enugu Rangers and Akwa United also won in the group stage of this year’s Aiteo Cup today.
Pillars fought back to beat Rivers United 3-2, Akwa United stopped Wikki Tourists 1-0 and Enugu Rangers beat El Kanemi Warriors 2-1.
Nasarawa United were held to a 0-0 draw by Kogi United as another lower league side Supreme Court FC pegged back Sunshine Stars.
Veteran Rabiu Ali scored a brace with striker Junior Lokosa also getting on the scoreboard as Pillars fought back from a Bernard Ovoke penalty goal for Rivers United.
Pillars Cameroonian defender Joel Djondang was sent off in this all-NPFL clash.
Victor Mbaoma was Akwa United match winner for cup holders against Wikki, while Ifeanyi George and Kevin Itoya scored for Rangers to go past El Kanemi Warriors 2-1.
Aiteo Cup – Group Stage Results
Kano Pillars 3 Rivers United 2
Kogi 0 Nasarawa 0
Sunshine Stars 0 Supreme 0
Abia Warriors 1 Kwara 5
Akwa United 1 Wikki Tourists
El Kanemi 1 Enugu Rangers 2