Kano Pillars today retained the Ahlan Pre-Season Tournament after they beat Wikki Tourists 2-1 in the Final at the Sani Abacha Stadium in Kano.
Kano Pillars midfielder Ali Mallam scooped both the MVP and top scorers’ award after he netted five goals.
Abdullahi Musa struck early for Wikki, before Kano Pillars fought back to win with goals by Ali Mallam and Hassan Adamu.
Wikki beat Niger Tornadoes 2-1 to reach the Final, while Pillars smashed past Rarara FC 4-1.
The new NPFL season, which will be abridged, will kick off in the New Year.