Niger Tornadoes attacking winger Wilfred Angel Ammeh is overjoyed at his sideâ€™s hard-fought 2-0 victory against Nigerian champions Plateau United wednesday.
The Ikon Allah Boys defeated the Jos Elephants 2-0 in Wednesdayâ€™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.
â€œIt was a difficult game. Plateau United proved their worth and gave us a good fight.
â€œA 2-0 win is convincing and a testament that we can go a long way in the Aiteo Cup.
â€œHowever, we believe that the outcome is not yet done and dusted.
â€œWe are convinced Plateau United will come out stronger in the next match.
â€œThat 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.
â€œWe must double our effort to ensure we get it right in Jos.
â€œWe 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.
â€œWe are determined to make it to the semifinals of the annual football championship,â€ said Ammeh to supersport.com.
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.
(Qâ€™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