Kano Pillars were without a win in their last three league fixtures and failed to hold a clean sheet in two of those games and will hope to avoid the barren run when they host Ifeanyi Ubah on Wednesday at the famous Sani Abacha Stadium, Kano in one of the Match Day 15 fixtures of the on going 2017/2018 Nigerian Professional Football League
The Sai Masu Gida surrendered a 0-1 first half lead when Kwara Utd scored two second half goals that ensure a first league win for the new Boss, Abubakar Bala who was installed to steer the affairs of the team after the sacking of erstwhile Technical Adviser, John Obuh.
In the other hand, Ifeanyi Ubah were 3-0 victorious against the league champions, Plateau Utd with star striker, Kone scoring a hat trick.
This same fixture last season ended 3-0 in favour of the Pride of Kano. A game that ended in a controversial circumstance when the players of the away side refused to continue with the match after Captain, Gambo Muhammad put Pillars 1-0 up in the first half a decision that prompted the league body, LMC to award 3 goals and 3 points to the home team.
The second leg in Nnewi ended in a 2-0 win for the Anambra Warriors.
Head To Head
In the last 5 matches between them, both sides recorded two victories apiece and one match ended in 1-1 draw as follows;
28-05-2017: Ifeanyi Ubah 2-0 Kano Pillars
14-01-2017: Kano Pillars 3-0 Ifeanyi Ubah
31-07-2016: Ifeanyi Ubah 2-1 Kano Pillars
27-03-2016: Kano Pillars 2-0 Ifeanyi Ubah
20-09-2015: Ifeanyi Ubah 1-1 Kano Pillars
Kano Pillars Last 5 Matches In The League:
The last time the Sai Masu Gida tested a victory in any match was a 2-0 victory over Go Round and that happened on the 4th of March, 2018. A victory on Wednesday will go a long way in boosting their confidence.
25-03-2018: Kwara Utd 2-1 Kano Pillars
19-03-2018: Kano Pillars 1-1 Tornadoes
11-03-2018: Yobe Stars 2-0 Kano Pillars
04-03-2018: Kano Pillars 2-0 Go Round
25-02-2018: Rangers 1-1 Kano Pillars
Ifeanyi Ubah FC Last 5 Fixtures In The League:
Unlike Pillars, FC Ifeanyi Ubah lost just once in their last 5 fixtures and will be more determine than ever to pick a point on Wednesday.
25-03-2018: Ifeanyi Ubah 3-0 Plateau Utd
18-03-2018: El Kanemi 1-0 Ifeanyi Ubah
11-03-2018: Ifeanyi Ubah 1-1 Abia Warriors
04-03-2018: Rivers Utd 1-1 Ifeanyi Ubah
25-02-2018: Ifeanyi Ubah 1-0 Nasarawa Utd
Kano Pillars Team News
The four time Champions will welcome the trio of young prodigy, Nazifi Yahaya, Jamil Muhammad and Alhassan Ibrahim for this important clash while goalkeeper, Yusuf Muhammad is expected to make the team for the all important clash on Wednesday.
By Isma’eel Abba Tangalashi