Niger Tornadoes started the second phase of the Nigeria Premier Football League, NPFL with an impressive win over Dakkada FC on Saturday, Nigeriasoccernet.com reports.
The Ikon Allah edged the Orange Boys at their home by two goals to one at the Godswill Akpabio Int'l Stadium, Uyo.
David Okoromi and Jonas Emmanuel's quick first half goals sealed the win for the Minna club.
Okoromi dazzled inside the box and slots home coolly to set up the Tornadoes for a great evening in the 6th minute.
Emmanuel extended the lead in the 15th minute with a beautiful chip to make the score line 2-0.
The Host did try to come back into the game in the first half, but an indirect free kick in the 42nd minute was saved by George Michael of Niger Tornadoes as the first half ended 2-0.
The second half was all about Dakkada FC and the goal keeper, George Michael, each time he was called to action he answered and his saves kept the score the same as it was on the first half.
However, the Host would get a 90 plus 4 minutes penalty after much pressure which was scored by Aniekan Ekpe, but it only ended up being a consolation goal.
With the win, Niger Tornadoes move fourth with 15 points pending when other matches will be played on Sunday while Dakkada FC remain bottom of the group B standings with 7 points.
By Uche Dozie