‘Sit up and face the challenges ahead’ Babangida

Kano Pillars FC team has been charged to sit up and face the challenges ahead with all seriousness.

The Chairman of the club Tukur Babangida gave the charge at a meeting with players of the club at Sani Abacha Stadium after their training session today.

Tukur Babangida said the Kano State Government, the Management, and the entire fans of the club are not happy with current performance of the club so far.

He said Government and people of Kano State have high expectation on the team in the on-going season but the way things are going now, the players and technical crew must do something to return the club to winning ways.

“Please I know all of you were recruited based on merit, and you come to Kano Pillars FC because you want to achieve positive results and promote your football career, so it is necessary for you to adjust for your own interest and the club”, Babangida said.

The Chairman maintained that the management is doing its best to make everyone happy in settling all benefits as and when due, so it will not relent its efforts in ensuring that all players are comfortable in the team.

Babangida said the meeting was summoned by the management in order to deliberate and find out what is responsible for the club’s poor performance in the recent matches played especially the loss against Akwa United FC at home last Sunday, and come up with a way forward.

In their separate remarks, the Captain of the club Gambo Muhammad, Adamu Muhammad, and Chinedu Udoji described the current position of the team as a shame and unfortunate but pledged that they will do everything possible to salvage the situation.

They also advised the management, players, and technical crew to tighten their belts and ensure that every one of them is discharging his duties accordingly.

Meanwhile spokesman of the club Rilwanu Idris Malikawa confirmed that the management of the club is working round the clock to punish anybody found wanting in causing the violence immediately after Week 18 Match against Akwa United FC, in which Kano Pillars lost 1 – 0 at Sani Abacha Stadium in Kano.

Malikawa said the management described the incident as unfortunate and it will not condone such kind of behavior.


‘What happened in Abia was unexpected’ Kadiri Ikhana

Kano Pillars FC players returned to Kano safely this evening from Umuahia the capital city of Abia State.

According to Technical Adviser of the club Mr. Kadiri Ikhana, the players will hold a light training tomorrow at Sani Abacha Stadium ahead of Wednesday’s encounter with Nassarawa United FC.

Ikhana charged his boys to forget the defeat they suffered on Sunday in Umuahia and focus on Wednesday’s match.

We didn’t expect what happened to us in Abia but that is football, Kadiri said.

He urged the management and fans of the club to be patient and assured them that the club will not disappoint them this season.

It could be recalled that Abia Warriors FC yesterday broke Masu Gida’s unbeaten record in Umuahia township stadium by beating them 3-0.

Najare dedicates his two goals to Kadiri Ikhana

Kano Pillars forward Musa Najare said it’s a thing of joy to me scoring the two goals that gave my club the victory against Gombe United.

“I was giving the responsibility to lead the attack line of my team, after injury ruled out Gambo Muhammed and Nazifi Yahaya is in South Africa.”

“I thank God I did not disappoint, I will continue to work hard to justify my inclusion as a player of Kano Pillars.”

“The two goals will be my first time to score for Pillars in a competitive match.”

“I want to dedicate the two goals to coach Kadiri Ikhana who gave me the needed confidence to wreck Gombe United in our home soil.”

“Looking forward to our next game against Abia Warriors away from home, if giving the nod to lead the attack sure the team can count on me for the goals.”

Former Enyimba player spoke to scorenigeria.com.ng about the ambition of Kano Pillars to win the league “we are really on course don’t forget we have played our double away and in second round we are going to play double home match which is good for our aspiration as a team.”

“And we still have one outstanding match to play and presently we are fourth on the log. Gradually we will get to the summit of the league.”

Culled from: ScoreNigeria.com.ng

LMC Hands 8 points Suspended sanction on FC Ifeanyi Ubah

  • Club Fined N9,150,000, Coach reprimanded and Club Official Suspended
  • Match Referee recommended to NFF for poor game’s Management

The League Management Company (LMC) has issued sanctions on FC Ifeanyi Ubah aimed at deterring further acts that would lead to matches being called off following the incident in Kano in which the club caused the match to be abandoned during the opening fixture against Kano Pillars on Saturday.
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Babangida promises adequate security at Sani Abacha Stadium

Chairman of Kano Pillars Tukur Babangida has promised adequate security for fans at their home ground of the Sani Abacha Stadium.

Kano Pillars will play their home games at the Sani Abacha Stadium in the next Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) season.

The 2014 NPFL winners played at the Sani Abacha Stadium, Kofa Mata in Kano State all through last season and the League Management Company (LMC) have approved it for next season.

Ahead of the season, Bagangida promised to control fans and provide adequate security at the Sani Abacha Stadium.

After inspecting the stadium on Monday, December 19, the LMC representative Patrick Pascal said it was in good shape to host NPFL games.

Pascal also urged the management of the club to maintain and sustain the standard of the stadium.

Kano Pillars host FC IfeanyiUbah in the opening fixture of the 2016/2017 NPFL season.

Source: Pulse.ng

Pillars To Face Espanyol, Kaizer Chiefs, Sundowns In Invitational Tourney

Former league champions Kano Pillars will do battle with Spanish side Espanyol as well as South African sides Kaizer Chiefs and ‎Mamelodi Sundowns in an invitational tournament next month.

This year’s Amanxamalala Mzanzi International Cup (AMIC 2016)‎ is a charity cup that identifies with 40 charity organisations in South Africa.
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Alimi Targets More Kano Pillars Goals

By Johnny Edward: Super Eagles defender, Jamiu Alimi, believes there’s still a lot of goals to come from him after scoring his first goal of the season for Kano Pillars who spanked Lobi Stars 3-0 last Sunday.

It was his first ever career goal as a professional player and the 24-year-old defender has set a minimum target of three goals before the end of the season.
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