By Isma’eel Abba Tangalashi
Chairman of the Kano Pillars Football Club, Alhaji Surajo Shu’aibu has confirmed to www-kanopillars.com that current NFF/Aiteo cup holders will play a friendly match with the National U-23 Football Team.
The match which is expected to be played at the Sani Abacha Stadium, Kofar Mata on Saturday 31st August 2019 will see the Tokyo 2020 Olympic bound Super Eagles trade tackles with the Nigeria Giants.
Alhaji Surajo said the main purpose of the friendly is to boost the players moral, especially after their two nil defeat at the hands of Asante Kotoko of Ghana in the CAF Champions League playoffs.
“We need to restored back the confidence of the players and the friendly will also be a plus for us as we are gearing nearer to the 2019/2020 Nigeria Professional Football League Season, Alhaji Surajo said.
The National U-23 team are preparing ahead of the final phase qualification to the African U-23 Championship against their Libyan counterparts.
The 2019/2020 Nigeria Professional Football League Season is expected to commence in September as said by the League Management Company of Nigeria, LMC.