Fed Cup: Pillars, Prime win
Manir Ubale - Pillars striker
Big striker Gambo scored his first goal with a header in the 78th minute to cancel out Segun Atere’s lead in the 76th minute.
He then grabbed the match winner in the 89th minute.
Kwara United goalkeeper Kazeem Yekeen was shadow of himself as he was found wanting at some moment.
It was an explosive contest as both teams came close to scoring with Stanley Dimgba hitting the bar in the 11th minute, while Gabriel Reuben fired wide in the 64th minute.
The Pillars hero expressed confidence his team will finish top of their group based in Lagos.
"I am very happy to score two goals in this match. It’s not every day you get to do that. Above all, I am happy for the victory. We will go all out to win the last game to top the group," he said.
Pillars coach Baba Ganaru said Kwara were a big test for his team.
“It was a tough game and I must give credit to the Kwara United for giving us a great game,” he told MTNFootball.com
“My dream is to remain in Lagos because we have found a home here, so we are going for the three points at stake in our last game."
In Ibadan, Prime FC beat a resolute Dynamite Force 2-1 after they came from a goal down.
Dynamite Force forward Benard Kelvin made it 1-0 in the third minute, when he beat an offside trap.
Mayegun Taiwo equalised for Prime in the 51st minute, before Akor Issah scored the winning goal in the 59th minute after he was set up by captain Waheed Olapade.
The match was made even more interesting as 3SC fans clashed among themselves in support of the two teams. They fought each other with talking drums and trumpets as well as abusive language.
Olapade backed his team to extend their fine cup run.
“We are here for business and thank God we now have six points from two games. We want to win all our matches as we are not ready to underrate any team or fear any NPL side,” he vowed.
Nasarawa United drew 1-1 with cup holders Heartland on Wednesday in Port Harcourt.