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

Kano Pillars
Kano Pillars F.C. logo
Full nameKano Pillars Football Club
Nickname(s)Sai Masu Gida
GroundSani Abacha Stadium
Kano, Kano State, Nigeria
ChairmanAlhaji Surajo Yahaya Jambul
ManagerMr. Emmanuel Lionel Soccoia
LeagueNigerian Premier League
WebsiteClub website


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

2009 – Semi-finals
2011 – First Round
2013 – First Round
2014 – Preliminary Round
2015 – First Round

Current playersEdit

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.

No. Pos. Nation Player
1 GK   GHA Ibrahim Iddrisu
2 DF   CMR Ngweni Ndassi
3 DF   NGA Sani Nasiru
4 MF   NGA Chinedu Ike
5 DF   NGA Musa Abdullahi
6 DF   NGA Musa Munkaila
7 FW   NGA Ahmed Musa
8 MF   NGA Mustapha Salisu
10 MF   NGA Rabiu Ali
11 MF   NGA Chris Madaki
12 GK   NGA Joshua Enaholo
16 FW   NGA Bright Silas
17 MF   NGA Auwalu Ali Malam
19 FW   NGA Amia Kenneth Kumbur
20 FW   NGA Mustapha Jibrin
21 MF   NGA Yusuf Seun
No. Pos. Nation Player
23 GK   NGA Suraj Ayeleso
24 FW   NGA David Ebuka
25 MF   NGA Aniekeme Okon
26 DF   NGA Chinedu Sunday Chukwu
27 DF   NGA Victor Dennis
28 FW   NGA Nwagua Nyima
29 MF   NGA Chibuike Ewenike
30 DF   NGA Fahad Usman
31 MF   NGA Yusuf Maigoro
33 DF   NGA Usman Abbas
34 FW   NGA Abbas Rabiu
36 MF   NGA Ali Abdullahi
38 FW   NGA Umar Shehu


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

Notable coachesEdit

Notable playersEdit


External linksEdit