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Tornadoes emerge NNL champions, eclipse 3SC in Super 8 final

 

Niger Tornadoes FC of Minna emerged the Champions of the 2020/2021 Super-8 after defeating Shooting Stars Sports Club (3SC) of Ibadan 3-2 in the final match in Enugu, Sunday.

In the final match played inside Nnamdi Azkiwe Stadium,Enugu, Niger Tornadoes opened scoring through Shamsudeen Asheun on 9th minute.

Gafar Olatemiran levelled the game for 3SC from the spot in the 16th minute as the two teams entered into the break with 1-1 score line.

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Ahmedy Liman and Augustine gave Tornadoes two goals lead in 57th and 64th minute before Raheem Quadry reduced the score line to 3-2.

The last group match of the group stage between Remo Stars of Ogun State and Bendel Insurance of Benin City ended 2-2.

The match which would have been played on Saturday but was postponed because of some challenges before the organizers.

With the result, Remo Stars joined, Niger Tornadoes, 3SC and Gombe United in gaining promotion to the 2021/20222 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL).

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Meanwhile, Olamfhian Gafal of 3SC won the highest goal scorer of the season with 16 goals and the Most Valuable Players (MVP) award.

The best goalkeeper of the season went to, Charles Tembe of 3SC and coach of the season went to Coach Mohammed Bala of Niger Tornadoes.

Giant Brilla FC of Enugu who survived the season by whiskers won the Best BehavedTeam of the season.

Speaking after the match, 3SC coach Edith Agoye congratulated the the Champions, Niger Tornadoes for winning the Super 8.

Agoye said that, good teams met at the final and that his is not disappointed with the result as his team made it to the NPFL

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“We are going home to prepared for the higher league so that, we will do well to justify all we have put into the club,” he said.

Tornadoes captain, Sunday Akinmolade said that the match was just exhibittion game since the two teams had qualified.

Josiah Oche who spoke on behalf of his captain said that the players justify their chieevement in NNL by doing well in NPFL next season.

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