U-15 Soccer Tourney: Katsina United Whitewashes ABS FC 6-0

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Rivers United FC players before an FA Cup match.

Katsina United U15 team, yesterday trashed their counterparts, Abubakar Bukola Saraki Football Club (ABS) of Ilorin 6 -0 in the ongoing NPFL/La Liga U15 Promises tournament in Abuja.
The Tidesports source reports that the tournament which kicked off last Monday at the FIFA goal project AstroTurf pitch, Abuja National Stadium is also going on in three other zones of Kaduna, Edo and Enugu.
Katsina United who have been impressive since the beginning of the tournament opened scoring against the young ABS boys in the 19th minute through Aliyu Abbas.
The rampant Katsina boys doubled the lead through Abdulrashid Shehu in the 25th minute; Aliyu Abdulsalam made it three in the 35th minute of the first half.
The second half began just as the first with Katsina United dominating possession and mounting pressure on the defence of their opponents.
Aliyu Abbas made it four in the 65th minute, three minutes later Salihu Sani made it five, while Suleiman Umar completed the rout with a superb goal in the 70th minute.
Earlier, Kano Pillars played a 2-2 draw with Lobi stars while Gombe United walked over Wikki Tourist of Bauchi who did not make the trip due to logistics reason.
At the end of day four of the tournament, Katsina United who have won their three matches remain on top of the table with nine points, followed by Lobi stars with five points, Kano Pillars with three and ABS with one point.
Tidesports source reports that matches in the competition are played over 70 minutes, 35 minutes for each half.
Twenty teams are participating in the five-day zonal qualifiers holding at Abuja, Benin, Kaduna and Enugu, with two teams qualifying from each centre for the grand finale in Lagos.
Tidesports source reports further that the competition is part of plans by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) and the Spanish La Liga to develop football at the grass roots in Nigeria.