Kano Pillars’ board, management sacked

Kano Pillars of Kano
Kano Pillars league champions

 A new board was immediately constituted

The Kano State government has sacked the board and the management of Kano Pillars following the team’s poor outing at the CAF Champions League.

Pillars failed to advance through the first round of the Champions League at the weekend causing the Kano government to wield the axe.

The special adviser to the state governor on sports development, Gara Gombe, disclosed this on Monday while briefing journalist at the state deputy governor’s conference room. He announced that a new board was constituted following the failure of the last board to meet the state government’s expectation.

Mr. Gombe explained that the outgoing board was insubordinate to constituted authority, lacked accountability and prudent management of public resources as well cooperation and synergy among members. He said that other problems militating the last board included poor quality of technical officials; as well as the composition of both management of the club and the board without clearly demarcated responsibilities and conditions of service.

Mr. Gombe also announced a new board of directors for the club to include Ibrahim Haruna, chairman; Garba Danburan, vice chairman; Aminu Dan Amo; Lawan Adda’u; Sabo Abdullahi Kofar Mata; Bashir Muazu; Abubakar Aminu; Kabiru Dawaki; Nasiru Bichi and Garba Umar.

The new management committee will have Umar Muhammad as general manager, Kabiru Baleria, team manager; Salisu Yaro, general coordinator; Okey Emordi, technical adviser; Ibn Garba Idris, medical officer; Rilwanu Malikawa, media officer; Muhammad Abba, licensing officer; Shuaibu Bello, chief security officer; Shehu Aliyu, finance officer; Habibu Zubairu, kit manager; and Surajo Tudun Wada as secretary.

Mr. Gombe disclosed that the state government had ordered its accountant general to provide N100 million to the League Management Committee, LMC, as part of the latter’s guideline to all Premier League clubs.

Kano Pillars is the defending champion of the Nigerian Premier League. They were knocked out of the qualifying stage of the CAF Champions League after losing 3-4 on aggregate to AS Vita of the DR Congo.

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