Nigeria

Kano Pillars sign 11 new players

Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) side, Kano Pillars, have signed 11 new players ahead of the 2021/2022 league season.

The club’s Media Officer, Idris Malikawa said that the management of the club, after its board meeting on Saturday, agreed to register 32 players for the forthcoming season.

The list has both retained and the newly recruited players.

The newly signed players were: Saidu Salisu from Akwa United, Gabriel Jeremiah, Ugochukwu Nwachukwu from Cyprus, Isma’il Nasir from Nasarawa United, Mark Daniel from Warri Wolves and Yusha’u Garba from Katsina United.

Others are; Isah Usman from Rarara Football Club, Taro Oluwaseun from Smart City, Usman Maidubji from Plateau United, Wisdom Ikechi from Bayelsa United, Muhsin Attahiru from Sokoto United.

Malikawa said that the club’s management were also negotiating a deal for Emeka Onyema and Madaki Dauda from Nasarawa United and Enugu Rangers respectively.

The media officer explained that five developmental players – Sulaiman Ibrahim, Haruna Musa, Abdullahi Ahmed, Shamsuddeen Abdullah and Shehu Muhammad — had been promoted from the junior team.

Malikawa also announced that the club had retained 18 players and registered 32 players for the upcoming season.

He said the additions would provide the team with the necessary steel that was lacking last season.

“With the new signings we are certain that we are going to do well in the league”.

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