Overwhelmed with the victory of the Kano Pillars football club in FA Cup, over Niger Tornadoes, Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano state has commended the club for breaking the decade’s long jinx.
“We are specifically happy because we emerged victoriously and won the trophy that has eluded our state for the past 66 years. Kano won the Cup way back 1953. And here we are emerging winners during our administration. This calls for all manner of gratitude and appreciation,” he stated.
The Cup, being the most prestigious in the country, as explained by the governor, did not come as a much surprise, “…looking at the unrelenting stamina of the Pillars club, coupled with the good composition of our talented players. And above all, Allah made it very possible for us,” governor explains in a statement issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Abba Anwar on Monday.
“This victory is for all of us in Kano state, irrespective of where you belong. This Trophy brings with it pride, commitment, and dedication with a common objective in the sports industry,” he said.
The governor in the statement after showering praises and displaying his immense gratitude to the players, coaches, management, and supporters of the club, “I am assuring you that my administration is determined to take our pride our Pillars to greater heights.”
Ganduje affirms that “We are very happy that we won this Trophy that the state could not win for the past many decades. This caused for celebration.”
Assured that he would continue to support the club and all other sporting activities in the state. Adding that “Sports development is part of our cardinal points especially in our next-level resolution.
According to him, when Pillars players are back they would have a befitting state grand reception. After which, “They will also be hosted in a special Award Dinner that the state will organize for them. At a later date.