By Salisu Baso
The current champions of Aiteo Federation Cup, Kano Pillars FC have advanced to quarter final stage of this year’s Aiteo Cup.
Kano Pillars FC moved to the quarter final last Wednesday after beating national league side Kebbi United FC by 3-2 through penalties shootout after 0-0 in the regulations time at Bako Kontogora Stadium Minna, the capital city of Niger State.
Kano Pillars FC goalkeeper Joshua Enaholo was voted as man of the match for saving three penalty kicks to ensure that Pillars booked the place in the round of eight in the competition.
With this result, Pillars would face Sunshine Stars FC of Akure in quarter stage, according to a statement from the NFF, but the venue and time are yet to be determined by the federation.
In his post match interview, Kano Pillars FC Acting Technical Adviser Ibrahim A. Musa said they would continue doing their best to ensure that they retain their title at the end of the competition.
Coach Musa explained that the success of the club so far in the ongoing football calendar in the country is a collective effort of players, technical crew, management, supporters, government and people of the state.
He hoped that all sectors would not relent their efforts in order to achieve the set goals.
On his part, the Captain of the club, Rabi’u Ali aka Pele, reaffirmed that they would remain good ambassadors of the state anywhere they found themselves, urging their fans to continue praying for the success of the team.
Also speaking, the chairman of the club, Alhaji Surajo Shaaibu Yahaya Jambul, commended the state governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje for his untiring efforts in supporting the club, urging him to do more considering that the season is around the corner to come to an end.
The chairman charged the players and technical crew to focus on the task ahead of them both in the league and Aiteo Cup.