By Kano Pillars FC
Despite losing 1-0 to Wikki Tourist in their latest game and the uncertainty trailing the continuation of the 2019/2020 Nigeria Professional Football League season due to the COVID-19 pandemic, technical adviser of Kano Pillars FC, Ibrahim A. Musa is unfazed with the result and claimed that it will not prevent the Sai Masu Gida from clinching the title at the end of the season.
Ibrahim A. Musa made this bold statement shortly after the narrow defeat while in an interview with www.kano-pillars.com in Bauchi.
The four-time league champions lose their NPFL Match Day 25 by a goal to nil courtesy of Muhammad Guda’s 55th minute strike from the spot.
According to the experienced tactician, the league is still wide open and no one can predict who would emerge as the champions.
He said the main objective was to pick the maximum points but Allah has destined for his team to drop all the points and he accepted it in good faith.
The 2019 Arewa Sports Personality Award coach of the year has blamed his players for not utilizing their chances in the first 45 minutes of the game that could have ultimately made the difference at the end and pinpointed the 3 scoring opportunities that were wasted.
The 2019 Aiteo Cup winning coach believed they will come back stronger in subsequent matches starting with the Match Day 26 against runaway leaders, Plateau Utd FC of Jos.
“We will go back to the drawing board so as to correct the grey areas identified against Wikki, coach Ibrahim Musa said.
When Journalists who covered the match asked him on how sees the Auwalu Ali’s goal that was scored in the 76th minutes and most people in the stadium believed should have been stood but centre Referee, Yomi from the Lagos state Referees council denied it.
Ibrahim A. Musa responded by saying only the centre Referee can explained the reason why he denied them the goal but said that there is a need for the organizers of the league, the League Management Company of Nigeria to fish out those whose mission is to destroy the good legacy put on ground by the LMC.
“I am not going to comment about what the match officials have done, but you guys are the ones that should do the needful by telling the LMC and the NRA what happened”, Ibrahim A. Musa conclude.
The National champions are now 7th on the 20-team Nigeria Professional Football League 2019/2020 log with 34 points from 25 matches but has a game at hand against Enyimba Int’l that was earlier rescheduled to be played on 1st April, 2020 at the Sani Abacha Stadium, Kofar Mata, Kano.
It could be recall that the Nigeria Professional Football League 2019/2020 season has been put on hold till further notice due to the fear of CORONAVIRUS and this is in line with the global health preventive protocol against the Corona Virus Disease (COVID-19).
The Pride of Kano would returned back to the Pyramid City on Thursday 19th March, 2020.