Pillars Vow To Dash Enyimba’s Champions League Hope In Aba

Kano Pillars midfielder, Rabiu Ali, says the NPFL/Glo Premier League champions will prove their worth when they confront Enyimba in Aba this weekend that the league is expected to end.

The Kano-based club have already sealed a third successive league title after previously winning the top flight league trophy in 2012 and 2013.

Records reveal Kano Pillars have never beaten Enyimba in Aba since the premier league era began in 2003, but Ali believes that the present group of players at the club can end that.

The Super Eagles midfielder said Pillars are no longer under pressure to win their final game having wrapped up the title race.

He asserted however that pressure is rather on to the People’s Elephant who he said must win to finish second to qualify for the CAF Champions League next year.

“We want to win in Aba against Enyimba. We know it will be difficult to win there, because we have not done so and Enyimba will not want that to happen.

But, they are the ones under pressure because we have won the title already, and we are just playing for pride. They need to win to be able to qualify for the Champions League, so we know it will be a very tough game.

“I am looking forward to the match if the coach picks me to be among the team, because we have some very good players. Even when I went to Hajj (for Islamic pilgrimage in Mecca, Saudi Arabia) they showed they can cope. So Kano Pillars is not a team of just one or two players,” he told lmc-ng.

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