Kano Pillars’ Yusuf Abdullahi Makes History with Five-Goal Spectacle in NPFL Match

Kano Pillars' Yusuf Abdullahi

In a jaw-dropping performance, 18-year-old Yusuf Abdullahi, popularly known as Dan Tsamage, etched his name in the annals of Nigerian football history during the NPFL Match Day 11 fixture.

Playing for Kano Pillars against Gombe United at Pantami Township Stadium, Gombe, Abdullahi made headlines as the first player ever to score five goals away from home in the history of the NPFL.

Kano Pillars' Yusuf Abdullahi
Kano Pillars’ Yusuf Abdullahi.

The encounter, held on Sunday, witnessed a stunning performance by the young left-winger as he single-handedly propelled Kano Pillars to a resounding 5-2 victory over Gombe United.

Kano Pillars' Yusuf Abdullahi
Kano Pillars’ Yusuf Abdullahi

Scoring in the 10th, 14th, 33rd, 45th, and 60th minutes, Abdullahi’s lightning-fast and wonder kid reputation came to life on the field, leaving fans in awe of his exceptional talent.

Watch video of all his 5 goals below:

Gombe United managed to find the net in the 17th and 45th minutes through Sadiq Shuaibu and Ahmed Jimoh, but it was Abdullahi’s mesmerizing five-goal spree that dominated the headlines.

Kano Pillars' Yusuf Abdullahi

His near-sixth goal, denied by the woodwork in the 52nd minute, only added to the spectacle of an unforgettable match.

At the final whistle, the Pantami Stadium erupted in applause for Yusuf Abdullahi, with some Gombe United fans rushing to capture the moment in photographs with the young sensation.

Born on September 23, 2006, Yusuf Abdullahi’s rise to prominence saw him promoted from Kano Pillars’ junior team before the 2022/2023 season. Described as “lightning fast” and a “wonder kid,” he has become one of the standout local players in the squad, often referred to affectionately as “Tsamage.”

The last time a player scored four or more goals in the NPFL was in December 2019, making Abdullahi’s five-goal feat a rare and extraordinary accomplishment. With this historic performance, Yusuf Abdullahi has not only solidified his status as a rising star but has also left an indelible mark on the NPFL landscape, showcasing the immense talent brewing within Nigerian football.