By Isma’eel Abba Tangalashi
Chairman of the 2019 National Cup Champions, Kano Pillars Football Club, Alhaji Surajo Shua’aibu has stated that the club would recruit more quality players that would add some steel to the team ahead of the 2019/2020 Nigeria Professional Football League Season.
The Chairman made this assertion while answering questions during a press conference on Wednesday in his office in Kano.
Just a few days ago, after the club’s ouster from the CAF Champions League at the hands of Ghanaian side, Asante Kotoko, Technical Adviser of the Club, Ibrahim Musa Jugunu blamed the defeat on lack of quality players and called on the Management to get him players capable of playing at the highest level.
When responding to the allegations by the Coach, the Chairman said that everybody is free to say his own mind but the players tried their best and went further to say that they are the same crop of players who made millions of Kano Citizens happy few weeks ago by winning the Federation Cup that eluded the State for sixty six years.
“The Coach has the right to say his own mind but let’s not forget, that they are the same crop of players who made us proud a Month ago.
“I don’t think it is proper to shift the blame on anyone so as the Chairman of the Club, I take full responsibility of what happened, Alhaji Jamilu added.
He said, he knows all the challenges he and all those concerned faced before, during and after the game in Ghana and he is already working towards rectifying it.
He however said that new faces would be seen during the Sai Masu Gida’s warmup match against the National Under 23 team on Saturday 31st August, 2019 at the Sani Abacha Stadium, Kofar Mata.
He therefore, urged the fans to be patient as the team has all the potentials to clinch the 2019/2020 NPFL title as well as to retain the NFF/Aiteo Cup.
Finally, he called on them to always be behind the team by going out in their large number as usual to supports the team during their matches at home or away.
Kano Pillars finished second during the 2018/2019 Nigeria Professional Football League Season but emerged as the Champions of the National Cup after defeating Niger Tornadoes in the final.