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Rabiu Ali hits brace as Kano Pillars win Ahlan pre-season tourney

Nigeria Professional Football League giants Kano Pillars have emerged winners of the 2017 Ahlan Cup.

The Sai Masu Gida boys thrashed Aiteo Cup champions Akwa United 3-0 to clinch their second pre-season trophy in the year – Gold Cup triumph was the first.

Captain Rabiu Ali gave his side the lead in the 13th minute through an assist from Alassan Ibrahim.

Eight minutes later, Junior Lokosa doubled their lead with a screamer from 25 yards.

Few minutes to half time, Ali netted his second goal of the game from a brilliant assist from Lokosa.

Rabiu Ali was voted the best player of the tourney after emerging the best in the Gold Cup pre-season tourney in Ilorin.

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