NPFL: Nyima Nwagua delighted to end Pillars drought

NPFL: Nyima Nwagua delighted to end Pillars drought

Kano Pillars striker Nyima Nwagua has expressed his delight to after he netted a brace against Akwa Starlets to end his side’s goal drought in this season’s Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL).

Nwagua scored one goal in each half to give Sai Masu Gida a 2-1 away win over newly promoted Akwa Starlets in the game played at the Nest of Champions in Uyo on Wednesday.

Wednesday’s win did not only mark the first time Pillars would score or win this season, it also marked the first time Starlets would lose a game this term.

“It feels great to earn the first three points of the season and also break the goal drought,” says Nwagua to

“The poor form was worrisome though the technical crew kept their faith in us and we kept working hard to get the win and finally we are getting it now,” added the burly striker.

Former Go Round FC striker Nwagua gave Pillars the lead in the 27th minute when he finished off a superb counter-attack which had Rabiu Ali central to it.

The hosts equalised in the 75th minute through Moses Effiong but Nwagua took his team back in front three minutes later to ease some pressure on head coach Ibrahim Musa Jugunu.

Kano Pillars will now return home in Kano for their Match Day 7 game against Delta Force while Akwa Starlets will travel to neighbours Abia Warriors.

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