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Wikki Tourists 🆚 Niger Tornadoes

Tornadoes targets Wikki’s scalp, as Dogo and Bala rekindles rivalry:

Basking in the euphoria of last weekend’s victory in an NPFL season opener against Plateau United, Niger Tornadoes are confident of getting something against their match day 2 opponent Wikki Tourists FC Bauchi, considering the fact that the host are yet to kick the ball this season, having had their season curtain raiser against Sunshine Stars postponed indefinitely.

Old rivalry would be rekindled between Coach Kabiru Dogo and Abubakar Bala Mohammed when the two teams file out at the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa Stadium for the all important points at stake.

The two Coaches have had a managerial merry go round in the past couple of seasons, especially in the top flight. Here are some recent head to head record.

Bala Vs Dogo

NPFL 2017
Niger Tornadoes 2-0 Nasarawa United
Nasarawa United 1-0 Niger Tornadoes

Gold Cup Final 2018
Sunshine Stars (Dogo) 1-0 Kwara United (Bala)

Gold Cup Final 2019
Niger Tornadoes (Bala) 2-1 Sunshine Stars (Dogo)

NPFL 2018
Kwara United (Bala) 1-1 Sunshine Stars (Dogo)

NPFL 2016/17
Wikki Tourists 2-1 Niger Tornadoes
Niger Tornadoes 1-1 Wikki Tourists
NPFL 2017/18
Niger Tornadoes 1-0 Wikki Tourists
Wikki Tourists 1-0 Niger Tornadoes

Players To Watch:

Mohammed Idris (Guda) for Wikki Tourists, Shamsudeen Hashim (Kanty) for Niger Tornadoes should spark up the game with their skills, panache and mesmerizing runs.


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