LMC Banishes Pillars to Kaduna

Glo Premier League champions Kano Pillars have been banished to Kaduna by the League Management Company (LMC) as a result of crowd disturbance during a Week 10 home fixture.

The Kano State-owned football team will now play their next three home games at the Ahmadu Bello Stadium, though the team’s management will appeal to the league body.

The LMC ruled that ‘Sai Masu Gida’ supporters attacked match officials in charge of their clash against Heartland, which ended 1-1 draw.

Kano Pillars Stadium Set to Be Deserted for the Side's Next Three Home Matches.
Kano Pillars Stadium Set to Be Deserted for the Side’s Next Three Home Matches.

Pillars media officer, Idris Malikawa, has asked the LMC to revert the decision.

“We received the letter that we have been banished to Kaduna for our next three home games starting from this weekend game against Nasarawa United,” says Malikawa.

“We didn’t hear anything of such until now, the game ended peacefully and no one told us anything . We are just appealing to LMC to rescind this decision.”

Pillars were banished to the Confluence Stadium, Lokoja, on their track to retaining the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) title last season, following previous round of crowd trouble during their homw league match against Enyimba FC.