NPFL: Kano Pillars React To Death Of Former Player
Kano Pillars players (Photo: The Guardian Nigeria)

The Management of Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) giants, Kano Pillars has described the death of its former player, Aminu Tahir as shocking and a great loss to the football family in Kano state and Nigeria in general.

Concise News reports that this was contained in a statement signed by the club’s image maker, Rilwanu Idris Malikawa in a condolence message sent to the family of late Aminu Tahir.

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“On behalf of the club chairman, Alhaji Surajo Shuaibu Yahaya, players, technical crew and the entire fans of the club, we prayed to Almighty Allah to have mercy on late Aminu Tahir and make Jannatil Firdausi his final abode, the statement added.

The statement further said that the camp of the club in Kaduna was in total shock when the news of Tahir’s death broke.

Malikawa described the deceased as a committed, honest, discipline and dedicated player during his playing days and urged young players of present generation to emulate his good habit.

Aminu Tahir who played for the four-time champions from 1999 – 2008 died on Monday 28/10/2019 after a brief illness.

Meanwhile, players and officials of the club whom are currently in Kaduna for a one week close camping ahead of the 2019/2020 NPFL season expected to kick off on the 3rd of November, 2019 organized a special prayer session for the soul of late Aminu Tahir seeking God’s mercy on him.

Plateau United FC engages 19 new players for 2019/2020 NPFL season

In related news, Plateau United Football Club of Jos has engaged 19 new players to strengthen its squad ahead of the 2019/2020 NPFL season.

The General Manager of the club, Pius Henwan, disclosed this on Sunday in Jos.

Henwan said that the club was fully prepared ahead of the kick-off of the NPFL season next month.

“At the end of last season we released 17 players that were under-performing and we have engaged 19 fresh legs.

“Besides the new players, we have thoroughly assessed our team to identify our strength and weaknesses.

“The identified grey areas have been addressed to ensure a smooth season devoid of avoidable pitfalls,” he said.

The general manager solicited the support of the club’s fans to enable the team to beat its opponents, especially during home matches.

He, however, appealed to the fans to be of good behaviour.

Abdul Maikaba, Chief Coach of the club, also said that the club was ready for the season.

Maikaba said that he was convinced that the club was going to contest for the league title this season.

He said the team played 17 pre-season matches, won 14 and drew three.

According to him, the performance of the team during the contests shows its readiness for the task ahead.