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Olympic Eagles cancel friendly with Kano Pillars

Kano Pillars Football Club on Friday called off their planned friendly match with the national under-23 male team.

The club’s Media Officer, Rilwanu Malikawa, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Kano that the match was cancelled due to some unavoidable circumstances.

Olympic Eagles cancel friendly with Kano Pillars
U-23 National Team Coach, Imama Amapakabo

He added that Kano Pillars would now instead take on newly-promoted Jigawa Golden Stars on Sunday at the Sani Abacha Stadium in Kano.

“This new match is being organised to congratulate the Jigawa State Government and her citizens on the success recorded by Jigawa Golden Stars in the just-concluded 2018/2019 Nigeria National League (NNL),” Malikawa said.

NAN reports that Kano Pillars which finished second last season in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) recently crashed out of the 2019/2020 CAF Champions League.

They had lost 3-4 aggregate to Ashanti Kotoko of Kumasi in Ghana in the preliminary stage of the league, after a 2-0 second leg loss to the Ghanaian side.

NAN also reports that Jigawa Golden Stars were promoted to the NPFL from the NNL.(NAN)

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