Pil­lars charge play­ers to re­dou­ble ef­forts

Daily Trust - - SPORT - By Mansur Abubakar

@mansur_112 Kano Pil­lars are seek­ing re­vi­talised ef­forts and com­mit­ments from its play­ing staff af­ter Sun­day’s 2-1 de­feat from reign­ing NPFL cham­pi­ons Eny­imba at the Yakubu Gowon Sta­dium in Port Harcourt which leaves the club’s hopes of lift­ing the 2015/2016 league ti­tle in jeop­ardy. Speak­ing to Daily Trust yes­ter­day, Pil­lars’ Me­dia Of­fi­cer Idris Ma­likawa said the club’s stand­point is that the play­ers have no rea­son to be los­ing games es­pe­cially the last one against the Peo­ple’s Ele­phant which they clearly should’ve won but ended up on the los­ing side.

“It is very wor­ry­ing at the mo­ment and the state govern­ment and fans are con­cerned im­mensely, the play­ers have to look at them­selves in the mir­ror and re­dou­ble their ef­forts be­cause they are one of the most com­fort­able in the NPFL.

“The govern­ment pays them when due and in terms of trans­port and ac­com­mo­da­tion they get the best, so there’s no rea­son for poor per­for­mance,” Ma­likawa noted.

The two-time CAF Cham­pi­ons League win­ners made his­tory with Sun­day’s win as it is their first ever dou­ble against ‘Masu Gida’ who were look­ing to wres­tle the ti­tle from the arch ri­vals.

Sun­day’s re­sults leaves coach Mo­hammed Baba­ganaru’s side fifth on the ta­ble on 39 points, seven points be­hind ta­ble top­pers Enugu Rangers who have 46 points af­ter 26 games.

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