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April, 27 2024.

A 42nd minute equalizer by Terdoo Shimagande was all Nasarawa United Football Club needed to pull through to the Super Eight Play-off of the 2023/24 Nigeria National League ahead of Wikki Tourists FC of Bauchi.

In the last game of the Conference C fixture, the Solid Miners were trailing Zamfara United in the 40th minute when Namadi Ahmad netted for his side.

The lead lasted for only two minutes as sensational attacker, Terdoo Shimagande drew the Solid Miners level after dribbling past three defenders.

The energetic striker had his earlier goal disallowed for an offside.

The draw has thus guaranteed Nasarawa United a place in the Super Eight Play-off with 33 points from 16 games alongside table-toppers, El-Kanemi Warriors FC, who have a point more.

No date nor venue has been fixed for the Super Eight Play-offs.

The Solid Miners will head straight to Kaduna where they will face FC Bako of Kogi State in the round of sixty-four of the 2024 Men's President Federation Cup on Wednesday, 1st May, 2024, at the Ahmadu Bello Stadium, by 2pm.


COACH ADAMS USMAN(NAS): "I am overwhelmed because the people of Nasarawa State have always stood by us, especially the Governor, Engr. Abdullahi Sule, his Deputy, Dr. Emmanuel Agbadu Akabe, the Ministry of Youth and Sports Development, the Supporters' Club and the good people of the State.

"I am so happy that at the end of the proceedings, we are able to get a slot to play in the Super Eight Play-off.

"This is a collective victory.

"This is s victory that is dedicated to the Governor, Engr. Abdullahi Sule and his Deputy for all their supports to the team.

"As for our FA Cup round of 64 clash against FC Bako in three days to come, we are ready for any opposition, regardless of their status.

"We will approach every game as it comes, even though the Federation Cup is full of surprises."

NASARAWA UNITED LINE-UP: Ameh Godwin, Aminu Abubakar(Abubakar Abdullahi 45'), Mubarak Hussaini, Moyi Hassan, Saviour Chukwu, Emeka Onyema, Anas Yusuf(King Osanga 45'), Umar Ada(Peter Eneji 36'), Sabo Gambo, Chinonso Okonkwo, Terdoo Shimagande (Habibu Alakija 87').

UNUSED SUBS: Jerry Isaac, Chidera Nduka, Ebuka Ekesi, Adamu Hassan, Musa Musa.

Eche Amos (Fellow, CBS),

Media Officer,

Nasarawa United FC.


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