Kano Pillars F.C.

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Kano Pillars
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Full name Kano Pillars Football Club
Nickname(s) Masu Gida
Founded 1990
Ground Sani Abacha Stadium
Kano, Nigeria
Ground Capacity 25,000
Chairman Ibrahim Haruna[1]
Manager Okey Emordi
League Nigerian Premier League
2013 1st
Website Club home page

Kano Pillars Football Club is a Nigerian football club based in Kano. They play in the top division in Nigerian football, the Nigerian Premier League. Their home stadium is Sani Abacha Stadium. Kano Pillars FC was founded in 1990, the year professional league was started in Nigeria. It was an amalgamation of three amateur clubs in Kano State which gave birth to Kano Pillars FC.

History[edit]

Founded in 1990, By Alhaji Ibrahim Galadima former Chairman Nigeria Football Association and former sport commissioner of Kano, from the combination of WRECA FC, Kano Golden Stars and Bank of the North FC, Kano Pillars achieved outstanding success by winning the 2007/08 Nigerian Premier League. Kano Pillars produced players like Abiodun Baruwa who has since played for Swiss, Austrian, Welsh and British Clubs and Sani Kaita who later plays for Sparta Rotterdam in the Netherlands. Another Prominent player is Ahmed Garba 'Yaro Yaro' who later plays for Akademisk Boldklub in Denmark and the recent international player from Kano Pillars FC is Ahmed Musa who played for VVV VENLO FC in Netherlands and now playing in CSKA MOSCOW. It was registered as a limited liability company with the Corporate Affairs Commission of Nigeria, and then registered with the Nigeria Football Association (NFA) as a professional football club.

2009 Champions League[edit]

They are also nicknamed "Ahly Killers" as they scored 2 magnificent goals in Egypt and drew with Al-Ahly Cairo in Egypt 2-2 and 1-1 in Nigeria, so the Ahly killers went to the Group Stage in the African Champions League on the away goals rule. They made it to the semifinals before being eliminated against fellow Nigerian team Heartland F.C.

Achievements[edit]

Champions (3): 2007-08, 2011-12, 2013
Runners-up (1): 2009-10
Runners-up (1): 1991
  • Nigerian Super Cup
Runners-up (1): 2012
Winners (1): 2007/08

Performance in CAF competitions[edit]

2009 - Semi-Finals
2011 - First Round
2013 - First Round
2014 – Preliminary Round

Current Players[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
2 Nigeria MF Mustapha Musa
3 Nigeria DF Adamu Murtala
4 Nigeria MF Shehu Abdullahi
5 Nigeria DF Nazifi Ammani
6 Nigeria DF Henry Ezekiel
7 Nigeria MF Shagari Shehu
8 Nigeria FW Nasiru Ali
9 Nigeria FW Mohammed Gambo
10 Nigeria MF Rabiu Ali
11 Nigeria FW Manir Ubale
12 Nigeria DF Promise James
13 Nigeria MF Obi Eugene
15 Nigeria MF Otekpa Eneji
No. Position Player
16 Nigeria MF Nafiu Ibrahim
17 Nigeria FW Bello Musa Kofarmata
18 Nigeria DF Umar Zango
20 Nigeria MF Abdul Haruna
21 Nigeria GK Joseph Onwuga
22 Nigeria GK Theophilus Afelo
24 Nigeria FW Ezekiel Mba
25 Nigeria FW Kabiru Umar
26 Nigeria DF Kingsley Udoh
27 Nigeria DF Ado Ali
28 Nigeria MF Buhari Musa
30 Nigeria DF Nura Muhammad

Staff[edit]

Head Coach
  • Okey Emordi
Technical Adviser
Chairman
  • Ibrahim Haruna
General Manager
  • Umar Babangida (Little)
General Coordinator
  • Salisu Yaro
Kit Manager
  • Habibu Zubair Abubakar
   +2348036531008
Marketing Manager
  • Sani Lawal Mohammed
   +2348032320300

Former players[edit]

Notable coaches[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]