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
2014 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.


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 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 semi-finals before being eliminated against fellow Nigerian team Heartland


Champions (4): 2007–08, 2011–12, 2013, 2014
Runners-up (1): 2009–10
Runners-up (1): 1991
Winners (1): 2007–08
Runners-up (1): 2012

Home unbeaten run since 21st of June 2003 when they lost to Julius Berger F.C.

Performance in CAF competitions[edit]

2009 - Semi-finals
2011 - First Round
2013 - First Round
2014 - Preliminary Round
2015 - First 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
1 Nigeria GK Yusuf Mohammed
2 Nigeria MF Mustapha Musa
3 Nigeria DF Adamu Murtala
4 Nigeria MF Shehu Abdullahi
5 Benin GK Emmanuel Fabiyi
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 Isaac Loute
14 Nigeria MF Ekpai Moses
No. Position Player
15 Nigeria MF Otekpa Eneji
16 Nigeria MF Nafiu Ibrahim
17 Nigeria FW Suleiman Usman
18 Nigeria DF Umar Zango
19 Nigeria MF Adamu Hassan
20 Nigeria MF Abdul Haruna
22 Nigeria GK Theophilus Afelo
24 Nigeria FW Ezekiel Mba
25 Nigeria FW Samuel Tswanya
26 Cameroon MF Joel Djondang
27 Nigeria DF Reuben Ogbonnaya
28 Nigeria MF Tony Edjomariegwe
30 Nigeria DF Azeez Shobowale
32 Nigeria MF Ramoni Sodiq
35 Nigeria MF Idhoko John
- Nigeria FW Barnabas Imenger Jr.


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

Former players[edit]

Notable coaches[edit]


External links[edit]