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Kano Pillars win Gold Cup tourney - FCNaija

NPFL By: Ayodeji Tunde | 24/11/2017

Kano Pillars on Friday emerged as champions of the 5th edition of the Gold Cup Preseason Tournament.

The Pyramid Boys beat Lobi Stars 1-0 in the final of the t to claim their second Gold Cup trophy in three years courtesy of a 33rd-minute strike from Rabiu Ali. 

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Despite the barrage of attacks from Lobi Stars, Pillars stood their ground and defended their lead as they claimed their second Gold Cup trophy in three years.

At the end of the Gold Cup Preseason Tournament,  FC Ebedei’s youngster Batholomew Daniel claimed the top scorer award with three goals, Rabiu Ali was voted the tourney most valuable player while John Lawrence of Lobi Stars was named the tournament’s best goalkeeper.

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WINNERS OF GOLD CUP PRE-SEASON TOURNAMENT:

2013 - Sunshine Stars

2014 - Sharks (Rivers Utd)

2015 - Kano Pillars

2016 - Lobi Stars

2017 - Kano Pillars

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