Former Nigeria champions Kano Pillars FC have confirmed its acting Technical Adviser Ibrahim A. Musa as its technical adviser in the forthcoming 2017/2018 NPFL season.
The chairman of the Club Alhaji Muhammad Tukur Babangida confirmed this in a statement signed by the club’s media officer Rilwanu Idris Malikawa after the board’s meeting at the club’s Secretariat in Kano.
Alhaji Tukur Babangida said the board agreed that Ibrahim A. Musa would work with technical crew which includes Ahmad Garba Yaro-Yaro as chief coach, Christopher Friday as Assistant coach and Muzaumid Aliyu to retain his position as Goalkeeper trainer.
The chairman said the board appointed Kabiru Baleria as the team’s Manager of the club with immediate effect.
He said the confirmation of the technical crew to lead the team was based on their commitment when they were in acting capacity in the last season and hoped they would tighten their belts and work hard to redeem the glory of the club in the forthcoming season.
He said based on the report of the technical crew the club had agreed to retain twenty two players out of the thirty five players registered last season and the rest lof the players were redeployed to junior Kano pillars FC and those on loan which expired can decide their future in the club.
Alhaji Babangidda said players redeployed to junior team was based on their performances and technical reasons and their wages would be re-negotiated.
He said the club invited six new players to reinforce the team from various clubs within and outside the country while some of them are expected to be in Kano by this weekend to join the team training session on Monday 9/10/2017.
The chairman said all the retained players are directed to resume training on Monday and any player who fails to show up should have himself to blame on any action against him.
He commended Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje for his moral and financial support to the club and thanked fans, state football association, SWAN kano chapter, security personnel, state referees council and entire people of Kano state for their continued support to the club and hoped they would sustain the tempo.
He said the board has commenced preparation ahead of next season and assured that they would do everything humanly possible to reclaim the club’s position as Nigeria champion at the end of the season.