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 1990, the year in which the professional association football league started in Nigeria. It was an amalgamation of three amateur clubs in Kano State w
|Full name||Kano Pillars Football Club|
|Nickname(s)||Sai Masu Gida|
|Ground||Sani Abacha Stadium|
Kano, Kano State, Nigeria
|Chairman||Alhaji Surajo Yahaya Jambul|
|Manager||Mr. Emmanuel Lionel Soccoia|
|League||Nigerian Premier League|
Founded in 1990, By Alhaji Ibrahim Galadima former chairman Nigeria Football Association and former sport commissioner of Kano, 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 AB in Denmark and a notable player from Kano Pillars FC is Ahmed Musa who plays for Leicester City in the English Premier league after joining from CSKA Moscow. It was registered as a limited liability company with the Corporate Affairs Commission, Nigeria, and then registered with the Nigeria Football Association (NFA) as a professional football club. The Kano Pillars drew an average home league attendance of 10,000 in the 2016 league season.
2009 Champions LeagueEdit
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 semi-finals before being eliminated against fellow Nigerian team Heartland
- "'league trophies. kano pillars won their first league title in 2008
- "'2012 pillars won their second league title ahead of enyimba
- 2013 kano pillars won a second successful title ahead of ahead of enyimba again
- "'2014 pillars joined heartland and enyimba in winning three league titles in a row
- Champions (4): 2007–08, 2011–12, 2013, 2014.
- Runners-up (1): 2009–10.
- Winners (2): 2019, 1953
- Runners-up (2): 1991, 2018.
- Nigerian super cup"'. 1.winners 2008.........
- "'Nigerian super four"'. (runners up)2.
longest unbeaten run ended when they lost to Julius Berger FC Ended after 12 years with loss to Nasarawa United August 2015.
Performance in CAF competitionsEdit
- CAF Champions League: 5 appearances
As of 14 January 2018
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
- Head Coach/Technical Adviser
- Tukur Babangida
- general manager
- Umar Babangida (Little)
- General Coordinator
- Salisu Yaro
- Kit Manager
- Habibu Zubair Abubakar
- Marketing Manager
- Sani Lawal Mohammed