The victory last Saturday at home was Kano Pillars’ first in the CAF Total Champions League since a tumultuous 2-1 loss to Mogreb Tetouan of Morocco four years ago.
Kano Pillars were girded this time and went in front after 12 minutes through striker Rahaqqu Adam Yusuf.
The victory yesterday at home was Kano Pillars’ first in the CAF Total Champions League since a tumultuous 2-1 loss to Mogreb Tetouan of Morocco four years ago.
Kotoko came back strongly at the restart and got an equaliser in the 52nd minute after the break after Justice Blay headed home from a corner-kick and some ten minutes later, the Ghanaian champions then increased their tally with a well-taken free kick by winger Godfred Asiamah.
But few minutes later Rabiu Ali brought Kano Pillars from the dead with a much needed equaliser in the 70th minute while substitute Mohammed Gambo got the winner for the home side five minutes later.
Head coach of Kotoko Kjetil Zachariassen was highly elated with his team’s performance saying the two goals scored by his side in Kano would be crucial in their second encounter.
The reverse fixture will be played on 23rd August at the Baba Yara Stadium in Kumasi .
Mark F. /silveronline24
Last modified on Tuesday, 13 August 2019