Kano Pillars

Kano Pillars Football Club is a Nigerian football club based in Kano. Their home stadium is Sani Abacha Stadium. Wikipedia Manager: Ibrahim A.Musa (Interim) Chairman: Tukur Babangida Location: Kano, Nigeria Capacity: 16,000 Founded: 1990

 

HISTORY 

Founded in 1990, By Alhaji Ibrahim Galadima former Chairman Nigeria Football Association and former sports 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 AB in Denmark and a notable player from Kano Pillars FC is Ahmed Musa who plays for Leicester City in the English Premier League after joining from 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. The Kano Pillars drew an average home league attendance of 10,000 in the 2016 league season.

2009 Champions League Participation

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

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