Kano Pillars Technical Adviser Ibrahim Musa has appealed to the club management to reinforce the team with quality players in order to achieve the set goals for the season.
Musa led Sai Masu Gida to a goalless draw against Plateau United in the match day 5 of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) in Lafia on Sunday, his first outing with the team since his reappointment as technical adviser.
The club’s management recruited some players before he was re-engaged, but after noticing some lapses in the game against Plateau United, Musa insisted that the club needs to strengthen the squad with experienced players in the attack, midfield, central attack and central defence positions.
The team’s top striker Junior Lokosa joined Esperance of Tunisia on a two and half-year deal while his teammate Nyima Nwagua is also reportedly undergoing trials in Vietnam with the possibility of securing a move to a club there.
In a chat with SportingLife, Musa said there is not enough time to work on the team because of the abridged league format, thereby calling on the club’s management to do something urgent with the team.
“I went to Gombe to watch the team and after the game against Gombe United I realized some errors. I was in charge of the team against Plateau United, in fact, we supposed to win the match but due to lack of experience we settled for the draw. I am not saying that the players the club recruited are not good but they need a lot of time to jell,” Musa told SportingLife.
He added: “We are operating abridged league format this season and there is no room for too much errors. It has been long that Kano Pillars won a major trophy and our fans want trophies as they have lost patience. We have lost two strikers; Junior Lokosa and Nwagua Nyima and we have to find a good replacement for him. We need to sign experienced players in the attacking line, midfield, central attack and in the central defence. I have discussed with the chairman of Technical Committee, Farouk Aladu and I will discuss with club’s chairman Tukur Babangida on the issue.”