The Northern League curtain raiser match held over the weekend in Zaria as defending champions Barewa RFC beat the Northern Select side to retain their trophy.
The Select was drawn from Kano Police RFC, Sabon Gari RFC, Jos RFC, Nasarawa RFC, Hanwa Spiders RFC, and Zaria Bees RFC respectively.
The game was quite intense and highly competitive. Hooker; Ibrahim Suraj put Barewa ahead in the 21 minute as they led 5 points at halftime. 10 minutes into the second half Mubarak Musa from Sabon Gari crossed over the line for Northen Select try which was duly converted by Sa’ad Yusuf Awilo from Zaria Bees. Minutes later Joshua Etim put Barewa back in the lead with a well worked try.
Joshua crossed over the whitewash again the winning try to put the match beyond reach for the Northern Select side. Try was converted by Gabriel. The match ended Barewa 17 – 7 as Barewa once again defended their Cup.
Thanks to all the players for your discipline and match officials. Special thanks goes to Mr. Martin Crawford Knox for your support. Thank you very much.
Hope to see you come June 30th for our league proper after Ramadan.