Kano Pillars not broke – Chairman

Kano Pillars will represent Nigeria in the CAF Champions League.

The Chairman of Kano Pillars Football Club, Abba Yola, has reacted to reports in the media that the club is broke.

Mr. Yola told PREMIUM TIMES on Saturday that Kano Pillars is not broke.

“I am not aware that Kano Pillars is broke, the club is not broke,” he said.

He said Kano Pillars was a government owned football club and that every fund was budgeted for.

“You don’t drive the government into doing anything. When you do your thing, you allow the government to do its own. You can’t make government give you something at the time you want it, all their things are budgeting. You must go through the process; you cannot go straight to the treasury and take money,” he explained.

He assured that all the necessary funds for the CAF Champions League would be made available before the tournament starts.

“Before CAF Champions League starts, the money will be made available. There are procedures; you can’t jump borders. We know sports events are time bound but government process has to be followed.”

On the appointment of a new coach and technical adviser for the club, he said, “We can’t say anything about the coach now but the coach and technical advisers will be unveiled this week.”

Kano Pillars is the Nigeria League defending champion and one of the four teams that will represent Nigeria at the CAF Champions League. The other clubs are Bayelsa United FC, Warri Wolves FC and Enyimba FC.

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