Ganduje Showers $40,000 on Kano Pillars


Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, has showered $1,000 on each of the Kano Pillars FC players and their officials as part of the incentives for the Sai Masu Gida winning the 2019 AITEO Cup.

Pillars defeated Niger Tornadoes via penalty shoot out to win the trophy that has eluded Kano for a very long time. Regulation time ended goalless.

In appreciati­on of the team for winning the former FA Cup for the state for the first time in 66 years, Ganduje said: “We are giving $1,000 to each player and members of your technical crew making that $40,000 for all of you to share. This is just one of the several gestures lined up to appreciate your effort.”

Speaking at the Government House in Kano on Monday when the team paid him a ‘Thank You’ visit and to officially present the trophy to the governor,

Ganduje assured them of his continued support and commitment towards the developmen­t of the club and other sporting activities in the state.

He said that as far as he is concerned, “Kano Pillars remain the best football club in Nigeria. And all Nigerians know this and they understand this very well when Pillars defeated Niger Tornadoes.

“We have every reason to celebrate. Our players are discipline­d, committed and extremely patriotic.”

He explained that it is his administra­tion’s resolve to give sporting activities priority which explains why he decided to come up with a new Ministry of Youth and Sports Developmen­t.

“We are proud of our youth. We are proud of you Kano Pillars. This victory means a lot to us,” he emphasised.

Still on the AITEO Cup triumph, Ganduje said it remains one trophy that eluded the state for a long period despite Kano Pillars winning the league title several

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