Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Kano Pillars F.C.

Kano Pillars Football Club is a Nigerian football club based in Kano. They play in the top division in Nigerian football, the Nigerian Premier League. Their home stadium is Sani Abacha Stadium. Kano Pillars FC was founded in the year 1990, the year professional league was started in Nigeria. It was an amalgamation of three amateur clubs in Kano State which gave birth to Kano Pillars FC.

Founded in 1990 from the combination of WRECA FC, Kano Golden Stars and Bank of the North FC, Kano Pillars achieved outstanding success by winning the 2007/08 Nigerian Premier League. Kano Pillars produced players like Abiodun Baruwa who has since played for Swiss, Austrian, Welsh and British Clubs and Sani Kaita who later plays for Sparta Rotterdam in the Netherlands. Another Prominent player is Ahmed Garba 'Yaro Yaro' who later plays for Akademisk Boldklub in Denmark. It was registered as a limited liability company with the Corporate Affairs Commission of Nigeria, and then registered with the Nigeria Football Association (NFA) as a professional football club.

2009 Champions League
They are also nicknamed "Ahly Killers" as they scored 2 magnificent goals in Egypt and drew with Al-Ahly Cairo in Egypt 2-2 and 1-1 in Nigeria, so the Ahly killers went to the Group Stage in the African Champions League on the away goals rule. They made it to the semifinals before being eliminated against fellow Nigerian team Heartland F.C.

Nigerian Premier League: 1 2008
National Second Division: 1 1995

Performance in CAF competitions
CAF Champions League: 2 appearances 2009 - Semi-Finals, 2011 - First Round

Current Players
No. Position Player
1 GK Nobas Omoregie
2 DF Isaac Hélé Hélé
3 DF Joseph Atang Thompson
4 FW Maurice Chigozie
6 DF Babale Alaye
7 DF Shagari Shehu
8 DF Moses Ogaga
9 FW Mohammed Gambo
10 FW Yaro Yaro
11 FW Kwame Amoah
12 MF Rabiu Muhammad
13 FW Victor Namo
14 MF Kingsley Elechi
15 FW Augustine Akpehe
16 MF Olabisi Adewu
17 DF Abdulwasiu Showemimo
18 DF Hillary Chukwu
19 DF Bala Mohammed (Captain)
20 FW Manir Ubale
21 MF Habibu Yunusa
22 GK Theophilus Afelo
23 FW Bertrand Lekama
24 MF Solomon Okpako
25 FW Dominic Duku
26 FW Sani Ahmed
27 MF Michael Okoyo
28 MF Abdullahi Abubakar
29 FW Jerome David
30 FW Aliyu Bawu
31 DF Nazifi Ammani
32 MF Alhaji Mohammed
33 FW Sunday Oboh
34 MF Gabriel Rueben
35 DF Harouna Ide
36 FW Habibu Yunusa
37 MF Munzali Yusuf
38 FW Anthony Kelechi
40 GK Sani Haliru

Head Coach Ladan Bosso
Assistant Coach Mohammed Baba Ganaru

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