Kano Pillars Are 2019 Aiteo Cup Champions, Defeat Tornadoes 4-3 On Penalties
By Niyi Busari
Kano Pillars are 2019 Aiteo Cup champions after defeating Niger Tornadoes 4-3 on penalties with regulation time ended 0-0, BSNSports.com.ng reports.
Niger Tornadoes under coach Bala Muhammed lost on penalties to Akwa United in 2017 also lost on penalties to Kano Pillars today at the Ahmadu Bello Stadium, Kaduna.
The Sai Masu Gida boys have broken the 66-year jinx to win Aiteo Cup for the first time in the history of the club.
With the win, Kano Pillars will receive the sum of N25 million as prize money for winning the title while Niger Tornadoes are N10 million richer.
Earlier before the men’s final, Nasarawa Amazons dethroned Rivers Angels 4-3 on penalties to win the 2019 Women’s Auto Cup.