Kano Pillars were saved the agony of an opening-day defeat in the Nigeria Professional Football League as CHAN Eagles star, Prince Aggreh scored a late goal which saw the Pyramid Boys secure a 2-1 win over Enugu Rangers.
The Week 1 NPFL contest at the Sani Abacha Satdium in Kano was already going against the script before the hosts turned on style to rescue all three points on offer
Despite having more of the possession and creating the better chances, Pillars failed to make their dominance count and they were punished in the 50th minute when Rangers found themselves in front .
Chiemaka Madu headed home off a superb cross from the right by Osas Okoro to give the visitors the lead.
Rangers could have snatched a famous opening day win but Godwin Aguda fluffed the chance to double his team’s lead same way he threw away an early chance that came his way in the first half.
The misses by Aguda proved costly as skipper Gambo Mohammed restored parity for Pillars in the 77thminute, when he coolly slotted home from inside the box after the persistence of substitute Adamu Hassan.
Fans at the Sani Abaacha stadium were sent into wild jubilation when in stoppage time, Prince Aggreh crowned his Pillars debut with the match winner when he calmly took his marker and cut the ball back into the net