Biffo steers Tornadoes back to top flight

Excitement was in the air as the Abdullahi Usman Biffo tutored Niger Tornadoes got promoted to the Nigeria Professional Football League.

Tornadoes who were relegated to the second tier in the 2012/13 campaign have won seven matches, drawn two and lost two in the ongoing Nigeria National League campaign.

Biffo whose magical touch inspired Giwa FC to promotion to the elite league in the 2012/13 season got it right again with the Lolo Boys in the 2014/15 Nigeria National League season with one game to spare.

The game played at the Bako Kontagora Stadium behind closed doors started on an electrifying note with the homers making their intentions clear with their ultra-attacking system.

A deadly cross from Kunle Isa was headed home by Kayode Agboola twelve minutes into the match.

Mighty Jets tried in vain to peg back the Tornadoes in the highly explosive battle.

With time running out, there was still more in the offing for Tornadoes.

Substitute Samson Adeleye converted a 90th minute penalty after Kunle was hacked down in the box.

Tornadoes have amassed 23 points from a possible 33 and have one more game to play before rounding up the season.

Coach Biffo was a happy man after his tactical prowess in steering the club to the NPFL.

“We deserve the victory and promotion ticket,” an elated Biffo spoke to newsmen shortly after the game.

“I'm so happy today (Saturday) for the trust the management of the team had in me and the encouragement from the fans after my appointment here.”

“This promotion ticket is for the soccer loving Governor of Niger State Abubakar Sani Bello for his unrelenting support.

Striker Agboola said he was delighted to have made history with Tornadoes.

“I am very happy to have helped my club return to the top division of the Nigeria League. This is where we belong,” he said.
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