It’s going to be a blockbuster final in this year’s Aiteo Cup as Enugu Rangers take on Kano Pillars after both teams won their respective semi-final games played on Wednesday in Kano and Lagos.
Rangers who edged out Akwa United, defending champions of the AITEO Cup, came from two goals down before they rallied to a 4-2 victory over Nasarawa United in their semifinal match at a packed Sani Abacha Stadium in Kano.
The other semi-final in Lagos was also quite dramatic as Pillars were pushed to the wire by their Northern rivals, Katsina United.
After initially going two goals up, Pillars relinquished their lead as two second-half goals saw the game end at 2-2 at the end of regulation before it was decided by penalty kicks.
In the ensuing kicks, David Obizor was fantastic for Pillars, stopping two kicks thus helping Sai Masu Gida to emerge 4-1 winners.
The showpiece final of the Aiteo Cup will be played on October 24 at the new Stephen Keshi Stadium in Asaba, Delta State.