Pillars With a Mountain to Climb after Tetouan Romping

Kano Pillars will head into their Caf Champions League first round return leg tie with Mohgreb Athletic Tetouan aiming to overturn a 4-0 away deficit following Saturday’s thrashing in Morocco.

Mouhcine Lajour’s hat-trick in not less than 20 minutes (14th, 27th, 35th) compounded the Glo Premier League champions’ night in Tetouan before the Moroccan’s strike partner, Zaid Seth, added MAT’s fourth in injury time.

Reuben Ogbonnaya and Rabiu Ali shone for Sai Masu Gida but will have to replicate their efforts in the return leg on 4 April in a bid to claim the greatest comebacks in the competition’s history.

Pillars had a penalty appeal turned down by Cape-Verdean referee, Antonio Manuel Fortes Rodrigues, in the second half, when Tony Edjomariegwe was hacked down and scores was 3-0.