Wikki Tourists 0-2 Niger Tornadoes:
Bala Outshines Dogo In An NPFL Opener, As Tornadoes Stuns Wikki Tourists In Bauchi


Niger Tornadoes Football Of Minna stunned Wikki Tourists FC at the Tafawa Balewa Stadium, as two second half goals from Idris Saidu and Musa Abdullahi Wakili ensured the Ikon Allah Boys ran out victorious in what was a fantastic display of football.

The game started with both teams trying to dictate the pace with fluid attacking display.

Wikki Tourists took control at the later stages of the game, as they continued to threatened, but Lucky Abdullahi in goal for the Ikon Allah Boys pulled off some eye-catching saves to keep his team in the game before the half time break. Second half resumed and Coach Bala quickly made a tactical change bringing in Ifeanyi Okoye in place of Shamsudeen Hashim as he switched game plan.

The substitution paid off, as Okoye steadied things in the middle complementing Musa Wakili who was equally brilliant on the day. Wikki Tourists’ Abubakar Aliyu had a good game as he consistently torments Tornadoes backline with his silk movement of the ball and dribbles, but Sunday Akinmoladun and co made sure he didn’t cause any havoc.

Tornadoes initiated a beautiful build up with David Okoromi finding the ball on the edge of the box, but was charged from behind as he attempted to shoot and the referee Patience Madu awarded a free kick, few meters from the area.

Left full back Idris Saidu stepped forward, set the ball and curled it into the net in a spectacular fashion to put the visitors ahead on 74th minute.

Few minutes after the first goal, new entrant and Tornadoes form player Munir Idris who did not waste time before settling in into the game, became a thorn in the flesh of Wikki Tourists defenders with his dazzling moves on the flanks, he received the ball, dribbled his marker and passed to David Okoromi whose effort from a close range was parried towards the direction of Musa Wakili who slotted home to double the lead and the dark skinned Bauchi born midfield maestro refused to celebrate as a mark of respect for the home fans.

There were chances for Jonas Emmanuel and David Okoromi to get on the score sheet but fluffed.All attempts by the hosts to get back into the game or reduce the tally proved abortive.*Lucky Abdullahi produced an outstanding performance behind the sticks.

A clean sheet on the road means he has regained his confidence and back to his former self.NPFL Debutants and Home Boys, Abba Khalid and Idris Saidu had a brilliant game.

Solid performance by Abba and a stunning Free Kick goal by Idris Saidu capped up a great debut for the duo. No wonder they were talked about and hailed from the stands.

ONES TO WATCH OUT FOR 👍*Sunday Akinmoladun once again, showed the stuff he is made of, as he produced a commading display at the heart of defence. Captain Fantastic 🙌

Substitutions:*46′ Ifeanyi Okoye In, Shamsudeen Hashim Out.75′ Munir Idris In, Waheed Adebayo Out.85′ Babatunde Solomon In, Uche Ezeala Out.

*Unused:*George MichaelPeter MomohDennis MseHamza MohammedZango Abdulkadir Eric Frimpong

Up Next* 👇Niger Tornadoes 🆚 Doma United Date: 18th Jan. 2023.

Venue: ABS Kaduna

.Alhassan Mohammed Kutigi Media OfficerNiger

Tornadoes FC, Minna.

Google search engine


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here