Barely eight days to the kick-off of the 2021/2022 Nigeria Professional Football League season, Kano Pillars will have to search for another home ground to execute their home matches as renovation work is oo going at the Sani Abacha stadium,Felele247.com understands.
It will be recalled that for two seasons, Pillars adopted the Ahmadu Bello stadium Kaduna as their home ground for continental and NPFL matches.
Consequently, there was jubilation in the ancient city of Kano recently when it was reported that the ‘Masu gida’ boys as Kano Pillars are fondly called were going back home.
However, the Media Officer of Pillars, Alhaji Rilwanu Idris Malikawa on Tuesday issued a statement that the League Management Company (LMC) had reversed the earlier approval.
He disclosed that the Chief Executive Officer of the LMC, Malam Salihu Abubakar, had written to inform Pillars that they won’t start their home matches in the 2021/2022 NPFL season at the Sani Abacha stadium unless the worn-out artificial turf of the Sani Abacha stadium is replaced.
Malikawa was quoted as saying Pillars were shocked by the decision of the LMC.