November 22, 2019

Aiteo cup: Kano Pillars players, officials get $1,000 reward each

August 6, 2019
Ganduje showers dollars on Kano Pillars players, officials after AITEO Cup victory over Niger Tornadoes

Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje has rewarded Kano Pillars players and officials with $1,000 each for winning the 2019 Aiteo Cup.‎

Pillars defeated Niger Tornadoes 5-4 on penalty to win the cup after the match ended 0-0 at regulation time at the Ahmadu Bello Stadium, Kaduna, on July 28.

NAN reports that the the team had earlier held a victory parade around the city of Kano to celebrate their Aiteo Cup triumph.‎

The governor, who announced the reward when he hosted the team on Monday at Government House, Kano, gave them $1,000 each.

Ganduje acknowledged the tireless work of both the players and management of the club and pledged more incentives if they get more laurels this season particularly in CAF champions league.

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He said that the gesture was to spur them to do more in doing the state proud.

‎“We commend both teams and officials for making the state proud and also in bringing back the lost glory of the state in sports.

Ganduje i handshake with Kano Pillars Ibrahim Musa

“A trophy which ‎eluded our state for over 60 years is now won by this great team. We have every reason to rejoice with you our dear Pillars,” he said.

Ganduje also assured of his continued support and commitment towards the development of the club and other sporting activities in the state.

The governor, who said that he would host the players and officials at a special dinner, also promised other surprise gifts for them. ‎

The Chairman of Kano Pillars, Suraj Shu’aibu, commended the governor for his untiring support to the club.

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He assured that his tenure as a Chairman would usher in discipline in the club.‎

On their part, the players in separate responses, expressed gratitude to the governor and promised to do their best in the continental championship.

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