Aftermath of Caf Champions League Exit: Pillars Sack Bosses

The board and management of Kano Pillars have been sacked and new bosses reconstituted following the team’s ouster from the preliminary round of the Orange Caf Champions League.

The reigning Glo Premier League champions failed to reach the first qualifying round of Caf’s elite league at the weekend, losing 4-3 on aggregate to AS Vita of the DR Congo in a two-legged preliminary round match.

The special adviser to the state Governor on sports and development, Ahmad Shuaibu Gara Gombe, disclosed the development while briefing newsmen at the state Deputy Governor’s conference room on Monday.

Kano Pillars are Back to Back Winners of the Glo Premier League.
Kano Pillars are Back to Back Winners of the Glo Premier League.

The termination of the Abba Yola-led board and the management headed by Abba Galadima was necessitated by their failure to meet the state government’s expectation.

According to Gara Gombe, the ousted board was insubordinate to constituted authority, lacked accountability and prudent management of public resources as well as lack of cooperation and synergy among the members.

He said the other problems militating in the last board’s poor quality of technical officials, adding that composition of both management of the club and board without clearly spelt out demarcation of reasonability and the condition of service.

The SA said that the new board of directors of the club include Ibrahim Haruna as chairman, Garba Nuhu Danburan, vice chairman; Aminu Dan Amo; Lawan Adda’u; Sabo Abdullahi Kofar Mata; Bashir Muazu; Abubakar Naziru Aminu; Kabiru Ali Dawaki; Nasiru Garba Bichi and Garba Umar.

The new management committee have Umar Babangida as general manager, Kabiru Baleria, team manager; Salisu Yaro, general coordinator; Okey Emordi, technical adviser; Dr. Ibn Garba Idris, medical officer; Rilwanu Idris Malikawa, media officer; Muhammad I Abba, licencing officer; CSP Shuaibu Bello, chief security officer; Shehu Aliyu, finance officer, Habibu Zubairu, kit manager and Surajo Tudun Wada as secretary.

Meanwhile, the state government has directed the state accountant general to provide 100 million Naira to the LMC as part of its guideline to all Premier League clubs.

Gara said the state government has approved the payment of all outstanding liability of the club with corporate affairs commission.

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