17th August, 2017
Home-based Super Eagles on Wednesday beat Kano Pillars 1-0 in a friendly match in preparation for the Championship for African Nations (CHAN) qualifying match against Benin Republic.
Stephen Odey scored the only goal of the game in the 14th minute.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Nigeria and Benin match would be played on Saturday at the Sani Abacha Stadium, Kano.
NAN also reports that Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano, his Deputy, Prof. Hafiz Abubakar, members of Executive Council and state Assembly members were among dignitaries that watched the match.
Pascal Patrick, the team coordinator, later told NAN that the encounter was a good match, adding that the players would perform well in the qualifiers and qualify for CHAN 2018 in Kenya.
He said that the Super Eagles players are gradually picking up and were working for a win in their encounter on Saturday.
Ganduje also distributed jerseys, boots and balls to 1,206 local clubs in the state after the match to boost grassroots sport.