By Kano Pillars FC

Nasarawa United FC of Lafia thrashed Kano Pillars FC by 5 goals to nil in a warm up match played on Saturday evening at the Ahmadu Bello Stadium, Kaduna.


The Sai Masu Gida who were in the crocodile City of Kaduna for training ahead of the 2020/21 football season endured a terrible evening in the hands of the solid miners.


Chinedu Ohanachom and Adamu Hassan scored twice each for the Lafia based side with Silas Nwankwo scoring the other goal.


The first half ended with Nasarawa United one goal up and did the whole damage to Sai Masu Gida in the 2nd 45 minutes.


Speaking after the match, technical adviser of Kano Pillars, Emmanuel Lionel Soccia, said his players did not played to his expectation and the day is not theirs.


According to the former Leopard Boss, from the beginning of the match, his players started with a high intensity but suffered in the 2nd part of the game due to fatigue as a result of intensive training and the friendly matches they played within the space of two weeks.



“This result is not good for us but it is a wake up call to us to tightened our belts to face the task ahead of us, coach Lionel said.


The French tactician said he has confidence in his players and hoped they would do better on Saturday in Dakar.


The pride of Kano are optimistic they would bounce back against ASC Jaafar FC of Senegal in the CAF Confederation cup playoff first leg on Saturday.


According to Mr. Lionel, it is normal to win, drew or loss in a game of football and admitted that they were been paid for their mistakes.


On his part, chairman of the club, Alhaji Surajo Shaaibu Yahaya Jambul, has described the result as a lesson to the players and technical crew of the team.


He urged them to identify the loopholes in team and correct them before the next match.


The seasoned administrator, boasted that the Sai Masu Gidas would make the Government, the people of Kano state and the nation proud in the continent and the league in the coming season and advised the players to not allowed the result to distract them in the challenge ahead.

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