NPFL: Homeless Kano Pillars Return’s Back To Sani Abacha Stadium
By Abdulgafar Oladimeji
League management Company, LMC organizers of the Nigeria Professional Football League, NPFL has granted temporal permission to Kano Pillars football club to return back to their traditional home ground at Sani Abacha stadium ,Kofar Mata, Kano.
LMC in a missive dated 9th June 2022 dispatched to Kano Pillars cited the decision to permit Sai Masu Gida a return back their home ground is due to the closure of their new home at MKO Abiola stadium , FCT Abuja.
Further, LMC explained that the temporal permission was due to lack of stadia to be used by Kano Pillars to honour their home matches.
The letter signed by Salihi Abubakar, Chief Operating Officer, COO of the management company, stated that the company have received formal assurances from the Nigeria Police force Kano command, which assured the league company that adequate security will be provided , prior, during and after the NPFL league matches involving Sai Masu Gida that will be played at SAS.
LMC note that, KPFC matches will played behind closed doors, adding that for the purpose of clarity only accredited persons would be allowed into the stadium.
Salihi added that for the purpose of clarity, only 35 persons from the side of the home and away clubs will be allowed to access the stadium during KPFC home matches at SAS.
Further stating that 25 persons from the state FA will be allowed access to the match, adding that only 10 journalists will be accredited to cover KPFC home games.
He warned that the league company will use KPFC match day 33 game against Wikki Tourist, next Sunday to asses the level of compliance with the conditions set by LMC regarding KPFC home games.
Our correspondent reports that Kano Pillars , who were banished to MKO Abiola stadium, FCT Abuja became homeless, after the Federal Ministry of Youths and Sports ordered the closure of the Abuja sports edifice from all local games for maintenance purposes, in compliance with best standard practices.