Kano Pillars will be without the duo of Gambo Mohammed and Manir Ubale as they kick-off their 2014 Pre-season campaign at the Abuja National Stadium on Friday.
Club officials have disclosed that striker, Gambo, 28, is still recuperating from a hamstring injury, which ruled him out of the ongoing African Nations Championship (CHAN) in South Africa.
Ubale was granted compassionate leave to get married and is considered not fully fit.
According to MTNFootball.com, the Glo Premier League champions will be led by goalkeeper Theophilus Afelokhai.
Others named in the squad are returning Cameroon defender, Isaac Hale, who was on-loan at Sunshine Stars and several new signings like; Kingsley Udoh, Abdul Haruna, Ezekiel Henry, Adamu Hassan, Henry Otekpa and Henry Mba.
Pillars will open their campaign against last season Federation Cup losing-finalists Warri Wolves.