Niger Tornadoes’ Ammeh Relishes Aiteo Cup Victory over Plateau Utd


Niger Tornadoes attacking winger Wilfred Angel Ammeh is overjoyed at his side’s hard-fought 2-0 victory against Nigerian champions Plateau United wednesday.

The Ikon Allah Boys defeated the Jos Elephants 2-0 in Wednesday’s Aiteo Cup quarterfinals clash at the Confluence Stadium in Lokoja.

A goal in each half off the foot of Ebenezer Odeyemi and Bolaji Adeyemo was enough to hand the Minna landlords a head start in the first of the two-legged encounter.

Ammeh said his side are not celebrating yet but will double their efforts to ensure they get a decent result in the reverse fixture clash on Saturday in Jos.

“It was a difficult game. Plateau United proved their worth and gave us a good fight.
“A 2-0 win is convincing and a testament that we can go a long way in the Aiteo Cup.
“However, we believe that the outcome is not yet done and dusted.

“We are convinced Plateau United will come out stronger in the next match.
“That is why we are not celebrating yet. We will go back to the trenches to prepare harder for the second leg in Jos on Saturday.

“We must double our effort to ensure we get it right in Jos.
“We will attack from start to finish and try to score more goals to make it difficult for the opponents to come back in the clash.

“We are determined to make it to the semifinals of the annual football championship,” said Ammeh to

The two top-flight teams will meet again on Saturday at the Rwang Pam Stadium in Jos to decide who progress to the semifinals of the annual football fiesta.

(Q’final, 1st Leg Results)

Ifeanyi Ubah 3-0 ABS
Osun Utd 1-0 Sunshine Stars
Tornadoes 2-0 Plateau Utd
*Akwa Utd Vs Katsina Feeders (pp)

Bayelsa Queens 1-0 Nasarawa Amazons
Ibom Angels 1-0 Pelican stars
Rivers Angels 0-0 Edo Queens
Abia Angels 1-0 Confluence Queens