The porcupine warriors engaged Kano Pillars in a lively CAF Champions League that ended 3-2 in favour of their Nigerian hosts at the Sani Abacha Stadium in Kano last Saturday.
The Nigerian Champions battled back from 2-1 down to beat Asante Kotoko 3-2 .
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.
“I am highly elated with my team’s performance because one thing here is that we played against a good team and we scored two important away goals which will be very important for us ,” noted Zachariassen.
Kotoko proved to be a very resilient side but the Mai Su Gida Boys came back strongly to edge the visitors with a much needed win.
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.
The reverse fixture will be played on 23rd August at the Baba Yara Stadium in Kumasi .
Mark F. /silveronline24