By Isma’eel Abba Tangalashi
After displaying one of his best games ever in Pillars FC colour, club captain and talisman, Rabiu Ali aka Pele has dedicated his Man of the Match award to the Sai Masu Gida fans for staying behind him during his suspension.
The captain has provided 3 assists and a goal during the Pyramid City side 6-1 whitewashed of Delta Force FC on Sunday in the Nigeria Professional Football League MD7 encounter at the Sani Abacha Stadium on Sunday.
Ali polled the highest number of votes cast by the members of the Sports Writers Association of Nigeria, SWAN, Kano state chapter who were at the stadium to beat his team mate, David Ebuka who also scored the opening goal and followed it up with an assist.
He was presented with the award by Kano state commissioner for Youth and Sports, Hon. Kabiru Ado Lakwaya.
Ali who makes only his 3rd appearance in the ongoing 2019/2020 Nigeria Professional Football League season was the star on the evening where the Sai Masu Gida produced what probably turns out to be their best performance of the season.
Since the returned of the captain, the Sai Masu Gida are unbeaten in the 3 matches they played so far;
*0-0 away draw to league leaders, Plateau Utd.
*2-1 away victory to Akwa Starlet.
*And the Sundays 6-1 bashing of Delta Force FC.
The King as he is fondly called by Pillars fans is expected to lead his Army to Lafia on Sunday and trade tackles with struggling Nasarawa Utd with the hope of stretching their unbeaten run to four matches.