By George Daniya 

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Niger Tornadoe FC

A brace from Ibrahim Abubakar Babawo was enough to secure three maximum points for Niger Tornadoes in week 17 of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL).
Niger Tornadoes started the match brightly and would have scored in the first minute but Wakili Abdullahi’s shot was so weak that John Lawrence in goal for Lobi Stars made a flamboyant save.
However, Babawo turned a torn on the flesh on the Pride of Benue scoring in the 16th and 66th minute.
Niger Tornadoes could have scored more goals but poor judgment accounted for most of the wasted chances.
The match ended in dramatic fashion as Iyorhe Lute got a consolation goal for the visitors.
Babawo has assured his fans that he has now opened his goal scoring account with the brace.
“I thank God that I scored, I feel happy now I will continue to be scoring and am happy and comfortable playing in the attack”, he said.
The attacking midfielder, who is arguably in the form of his life, said that the coaches charged them to create chances and they heeded to the call which made the difference in the match.
Coach Abubakar Bala of Tornadoes on his part praised the resilient efforts of his boys during the game but rued the lost chances of his team.
“We have changed our philosophy of play; we are more attacking side now. But am not happy we did not keep a clean sheet.
“I want the team to start scoring more goals; we can also be a high scoring team. We must change our scoring mentality”, he said.
Also reacting, Coach Ogenyi Evans admitted that his boys lost their cool which gave the Ikon Allah side edge over his side.
The coach who took over the Benue side following the resignation of Coach Godwin Uwua after being suspended by the club’s management also added that some calls by the officiating officials were in favour of the host and impeded his boys from playing.