According to Goal, Niger Tornadoes and Kano Pillars have secured their places in the 2019 Federation Cup final following their victorious outings yesterday in Lagos and Makurdi respectively.
While Tornadoes pulled off an upset in Lagos, beating Rivers United 2-1 at the Agege Stadium, Pillars were pushed to the wire before overcoming Calabar Rovers 4-2 on penalties after the Nigeria National League side had forced them to a 1-1 draw in regulation time.
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Tornadoes, who were relegated from the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) to the second tier NNL, have now picked up a continental football ticket.
Their opponent in the final, Kano Pillars have already secured the ticket to represent Nigeria in the CAF Champions League.
Coach Mohammed Bala’s men will team up with Enugu Rangers in the CAF Confederation Cup.
For many, the 2019 Federation Cup final is well poised as it pitches the 2017 runners-up Tornadoes against the 2018 runners-up Pillars.
The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has not yet announced date and venue for the Aiteo Cup final.
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