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Aiteo Cup: Pillars won’t disappoint, says Malikawa


FOUR-TIME Nigeria champions Kano Pillars have assured that they will not underrate their opponents in the group stage of the Aiteo Cup billed to hold at the Agege Stadium in Lagos from 24th to 28th September, 2018.

The Masu Gida will compete with Abia Warriors, Kwara United and Rivers United in Group C of the competition and the club’s Media Officer, Idris Malikawa told said the team is in high spirit and Lagos fans should expect good football artistry from the Kano-based team.

“The team will be in Lagos on Saturday. We are ready as usual, you can’t underrate any team. We are hoping for a good outing. The team is in high spirit and all necessary arrangements have been put in place by the management to ensure that the team play well and they have been directed to be good ambassadors to Kano Pillars, Kano State government and the people of Kano. I believe Lagos fans will welcome us as we are just coming to visit our brothers there.

“In any football match the draws can put any team together considering that big teams are still in the race.

Definitely the people of Lagos are expecting good display of football and by God’s grace Kano Pillars will put up a performance that they would be proud of. Let them come and watch the match at the Agege Stadium. I’m assuring that we are going to be one of the best team and we are going to play by the rules of the game. We are going to use this opportunity to promote the relationship and unity among football family in Lagos and Nigeria at large.

“Forget about people saying Northerners are around Agege, Kano Pillars is a national team, Pillars is a brand that has supporters all around the country and everywhere you will see our jerseys.

“Lagos is home for all considering the fact that people come from various parts of the country and they are welcomed in the state. I tell you that we are going to play good football that Lagos people will be happy about,” Malikawa told

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