By Ja’afar Inde
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the victory was in one of the competition’s semi-final matches, played at the Old Parade Ground in Abuja.
Ariyo Abdullahi opened scoring in the 15th minute of the first half with a well-placed shot in the penalty area.
In the 53rd minute, he added another goal with a brilliant header, after Abdullahi Musa’s assist.
Musa secured their win in the 80th minute with a goal, while Frank Fabio pulled one back for Kano State.
“It was a fantastic match and a fantastic performance for both teams. But I am very grateful to God for my team’s performance and indeed we will do much better in the final,’’ he said.