Kano Pillars Upbeat Despite Loss

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Football - Nigerian Premier League 2010/11 - Crown FC v Kano Pillars - Gateway International StadiumAfter its disappointing 3-1 loss to AS Vita of DR Congo, Nigeria champions Kano Pillars have expressed confidence that they will to the first round of the CAF Champions League.

“We will win the second leg match in Kano to move to the next round of the Champions League,” said Pillars chairman Abba Yola. We lost control of the match in the second half, but have no complaint about the reception we received from our hosts.”

An 11th Minute Goal by Sunday Mubele on Sundayput the hosts ahead before Eagles midfielder Rabiu Ali drew Pillars level after half an hour. The home team regained the lead for the second time in the game through Lusadisu in the 45th minute to end the first half 2-1 in their favour. AS Vita extended their lead in the 56th minute, when Mabidi made 3-1

Pillars, who played most of the second half with 10 men after Bello Kofarmata was sent off in the 54th minute, will now need to score at least two goals without reply on Saturday when they host AS Vita in the return game.

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