Ahead of Wednesday Aiteo Cup final against Ranger international, Kano State government has boosted the morale of Kano Pillars players and officials by releasing their 11-matches outstanding to them.
The Sai Masu Gida are one game away from winning the only title in the country which has eluded them.
They defeated Enyimba international football Club of Aba in the semi-finals to advance to the final, but Standing in their way to glory are the boys from Coal City, Rangers International who also want to win the title to compensate the government of Enugu state for their support towards the team.
Spokesman of Kano Pillars, Idris Malikawa, confirmed the payment yesterday, he stated that the team camp is bubbling again and the players want to pay back the gesture with a victory against the Flying Antelopes.
“It’s a big boost for the team as we prepare for the AITEO Cup final against Enugu Rangers on Wednesday. All the allowances and bonuses owed the team amounting to N7 million have been cleared and no one is owed in the club now,” Malikawa revealed.
Stephen Keshi stadium in Asaba Delta State will host the final and Super Eagles Technical Adviser, Gernot Rohr is expected to be in attendance after he returned to the country, having masterminding two consecutive victories in 2019 AFCON qualifiers over Libya, including the Tuesday victory in Sfax, Tunisia on Tuesday night.
The cup winners will represent Nigeria in next year’s CAF Confederation Cup.