South Africa invitational, a massive statement – Pillars
Kano Pillars have reacted to being named the only team from the country invited to next month’s invitational tourney in South Africa describing it as a massive statement regarding the club’s stature internationally.
Among the teams selected for the event are Spanish La Liga side Espanyol, South African champions Mamelodi Sundowns and Kaizer Chiefs.
In a chat with Daily Trust yesterday, Pillars’ Media Officer Idris Malikawa said the tournament will be taking place almost the same time as NPFL All-Stars Spanish Tour, which means some of the club’s players will be in Spain while their teammates do battle in Johannesburg.
“It’s a big one and we are hoping to make the country proud when we reach South Africa next month, the invitation says a lot about our stature internationally and we’ll do everything to come out on top in the tourney,” Malikawa noted.
The yearly Amanxamalala Mzanzi International Cup (AMIC 2016) is a charity cup that identifies with 40 charity organisations in South Africa.
“Both the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) and the League Management Company (LMC) have approved our participation in the tournament,” disclosed Pillars management board member Hassan Abdullahi Garo.
“We will be good ambassadors for Nigeria football.” A delegation of 35 players and officials are expected to depart the country for the annual competition mid next month.
Rabiu Shehu of Kano Pillars and Efegwu Ojokwu of Ikorodu United during their Nigeria Professional Football League match recently