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Kano Pillars are on top of the Nigeria Premier League

Posted: 23 March 2012 Time: 06:53

Kano Pillars have now moved to the top of the Nigeria Premier League table after they defeated Shooting Stars 3-0 at the Sani Abacha Stadium on Thursday evening.

Rabiu Ali’s brace and Nafiu Ibrahim’s last goal ensured Pillars leaped above Rangers and Enyimba on the log. They have now amassed 26 points like Rangers and Enyimba, but lead on superior goals difference.

Media officer of the club Idris Malikawa told Goal.com after the game that this victory and subsequent movement on the table is a sign of things to come for the team.

“We are so happy with the result against Shooting Stars and this is a sign that Pillars is battle ready to win this season’s league trophy.

“The players have been committed and they have shown that they can be relied upon at all times,” Malikawa said.

Pillars next game is against Gombe United away from home, while Shooting Stars will travel to Kaduna against Kaduna United.

Ocean Boys defeated Sharks 2-0, while Jigawa Golden Stars beat Lobi Stars 1-0 in the other matches played on Thursday.

Previous comments on this story...

posted: 07:50 pm
No comment yet ? Charity begings at home o. If na Man U and Barca people go begin dey spit fire for mouth. Abeg mek una comment, na our country football be this o.

Anyway, congrats to Kano pillars.
I saw so many of their games live during 2006-2007 season, but i sincerely hope they've changed the attitude of threatning match officials before home games and beating victorious away teams into 'vegetables'.
Congrats anyway, its not easy to be on top.
posted: 07:55 pm
meant begins
posted: 08:45 pm
How i wish Rabiu Ali can sign for the champs,i mean Orlando Pirates.Can some one please tell me where and how are these 3 players playing?-That are Onyekachi Okonkwo,Clement Bisong and Obina Nwaneri?Especialy the last 2?We almost signed them but they decided to desert us when we needed them most.I thougt Nwaneri one day could be the SECaptain.What a steady defender he seemed to be!Football 101 was mastered at the university of Orlando.UP THE BUCS.
posted: 05:56 pm
@diehardbuc. Is it d Bucket dat was destroyed home and away by an Angolan club in caf champ league?
posted: 12:23 am
Hi Pals

Congratulations to Kano Pillars for being top of the league. And Rangers Football Club,that were on top of the league for sometime.

(You are one of the guys that make this forum lively, kudos to you).

You are spot on with your observation. However, You will agree with me that alot of Pals on this forum are very knowledgeable about football. They take their time before commentating on this type of football news because they did not watch the match. So they rely solely on newspaper reports. This means that the contribution of pals will be quite limited.

When it comes to international football. Most matches we watch live. Then we read reports and listen to commentators - All these form a more balance discussion and debate. Until our local leagues are shown live or we can watch the match, one way or the other later, then commentaries will be very low and limited. It's frustrating because we want to see our local players play on a weekly basis. So that we can figure-out ourselves, players that are good for the S.E

posted: 09:10 am
Sometimes i usualy blame KO Nigeria editor for taking too long to give us new reports.But when i look at how long does it take for only 5 comments to be sent here,i change my mind.
posted: 11:01 am
Or is it because in Nigeria only the mighty SE is important,the local lig is not worth it?
posted: 11:04 am
Sorry if i offended anyone.
posted: 11:37 am
keep it up, and we want d league dis time. We'll continue 2 pray 4 u. Sai masu gida.
posted: 02:24 pm
@Umunede, I doubt if you clearly understood Diehardbucs' comment. There was really no need to poke fun at his team. His was an intelligent and innocuous comment; he even showed that he follows Nigeria's football. We shouldn't always be primed for confrontation against our fellow African brothers that come here to comment. Not all of them mean harm.
posted: 10:41 pm
Hey, guys abeg wetin be the scores between our female national under 17 (flamingoes) and shepolopolo of Zambia?
posted: 11:06 pm
@Soccerates my broda, don't mind and rely on kickoff for any news, they busy jerking off. According to FIFA.com, Nigerian flammingoes hammered she-polopolo 5goals to zero, which eventually see them thru to the mundail in september.
posted: 11:30 pm
Hahahahahahaha @ okonhouseboy, thanks for the info. And yeah, I believe what u said about KON being unreliable. They really need to be on top of their game man! Lol
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