Danlami Umar was decisive for the solid miners as he saved three spotkicks as he led the solid miners to their first ever Ahlan Cup finals in Kano.

Jigawa Golden stars went ahead when Maro converted from close range in the 16th minute but Nasarawa United responded almost immediately as Abubakar Lawal applied an instinctive finish to level up scores.

Nasarawa United dominated proceedings and would had won in regulation time safe for their profligacy in front of Jigawa goal as the game ended a goal apiece.

Danlami Umar was the decisive factor as he continued from he stopped against Rivers United to save three straight penalties to led Nasarawa United to the 2019 finals against El Kanemi Warriors of Maiduguri.

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Danlami said after been presented the Man of the Match award: It was a great game obviously as Jigawa Golden stars came all out for the win but we were just too good for them,  it's a win for all and I'll attribute today's result to team efforts, we hope to return to Lafia with the trophy, he concluded".

Nasarawa United will face El Kanemi warriors in the final on Wednesday as Umar Danlami is expected to be in contention for the goalkeeper of the tournament.


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