NFF Urges Caf to Shift Pillars Champions League 1st RND Match

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has written to the Confederation of African Football (Caf) seeking for rescheduling of Kano Pillars Champions League first round first leg match at Moghreb Athletique Tetouane.

Five Pillars players were injured in an armed robbery attack along Abuja-Lokoja expressway on Thursday.

The reigning Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) champions were on their way to honour an opening day league match when armed bandits, having done their bus, opened fire on the players.

Kano Pillars Players Exchanges Pleasantries With their Bayelsa United Counterparts During the Super Four Tourney in Abuja.
Kano Pillars Players Exchanges Pleasantries With their Bayelsa United Counterparts During the Super Four Tourney in Abuja.

Pillars were due to visit Tetouan, Morocco, next weekend, but the team has not recovered from the tragic incident with several injured players still receiving treatment in intensive care unit of a hospital in Lokoja.

An NFF delegation led by Exco member Ibrahim Gusau and Competitions Director Mohammed Sanusi are due in Kano on Monday.

The Glo Premier League Match Day 1 clash between Heartland and Pillars in Owerri has already been postponed indefinitely by the League Management Company (LMC).

Pillars defeated Al-Malakia of South Sudan 5-0 aggregate to set up the Moroccan champions, 3-2 aggregate winners over Club Olympique de Bamako of Mali in the preliminary rounds.

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