Cup winners Heartland confirmed their supremacy over champions Pillars with a last-gasp 1-0 win in the Super 4 in Kano on Wednesday.
Pillars filed out with the aim to avenge their 2-0 loss to Heartland in the Super Cup in Port Harcourt, but they could not even in front of their fans.
Both sides played well, but Heartland were the luckier as new signing Happy Akuoka, who scored one of the goals in the Super Cup victory, scored the only goal in added time.
Heartland media officer Cajetan Nwokpara told MTNFootball.com that it was a game that spectator got value for their money as both sides gave good account of themselves.
“It was a fantastic game, both sides played well, in fact it was fireworks, Pillars came out to avenge the Super Cup loss but we won again. They played well but were not lucky. Our goal came very late and they couldn’t do anything to salvage at least a point,” Nwokpara said.