By Isma’eel Abba Tangalashi


After seeing his side played out a goalless draw in the ‘first Boxing Day fixture in an LMC-NPFL era, coach of the Aiteo Cup holders, Kano Pillars FC, Ibrahim Musa Jugunu has boasted that the Sai Masu Gida should have won the game in the first half due to the number of scoring chances that came their way during the encounter.


Coach Ibrahim made this known shortly after the game while speaking to through the image maker of the club, Rulwanu Idris Malikawa Garu.


He said that the initial target was to get the maximum points but poor conversion of the clear cut chances by the Sai Masu Gida prevented them from recording just their 2nd away win of the season.


“We supposed to killed off the game in the first half or towards the end of the game considering the number of chances we got but that is What Allah planned for us we thanked him for the 1 point, Coach Ibrahim Musa said.


He said that the club is gradually going back to where it belongs i.e the top 3 and said commitment, hard work from the players and the amount of motivation from the management as well as the daily prayers by the fans is responsible for the turned around after enjoying a torrid opening fixtures.


The Kano darlings are currently unbeaten in six matches so far and have won 12 points since the start of December, i.e, two more than any other side in the NPFL.


Also, the draw recorded on Thursday means that the Sai Masu Gida are unbeaten in five league matches against Nasarawa Utd, also keeping a clean sheets in the process.


Pillars are now 9th on the NPFL log with 14 points from 10 matches.


The management of the club has however gave the players and technical crew a four-day break and are expected to be back at the training ground on Monday 30th December, 2019.

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