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Pillars out to consolidate lead

Kano Pillars head coach, Mohammed Baba Ganaru has said his side are in Port Harcourt to consolidate their leadership in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL).

The Nigerian champions are guests of the former domestic champions, Dolphins in the NPFL Matchday 17 tie at the Liberation Stadium, Port Harcourt on Saturday. Pillars lead the 20-team elite league on 31 points from a possible 48.

Ganaru, who envisages a tough duel against Dolphins, said the Pyramid City side will not leave the Garden City empty-handed.

“Naturally, nobody prepares to lose in any match, so we’re not in Port Harcourt to lose but to pick vital points that will help us consolidate our hold on the league.

“We’re the reigning Nigerian champions, we want to win it again this season.

“Port Harcourt has not been a fertile ground for us, our opponents, Dolphins have not been good customers either even on our ground in Kano.

“We’re here for a tough game and we’ve already steeled ourselves to face the challenges, so we’re not ready to leave the Garden City empty-handed. We must take something positive back to Kano.

“I don’t predict score line, so I won’t go ahead to say the outcome will be in this shape rather I’m confident of a good result.

“We’re missing some of our players in the national teams and injuries but we’ve been able to manage perfectly and their replacements are producing good dividend,” said the Pillars’ gaffer to supersport.com.

Pillars have achieved 100% record in their past two matches against Heartland and Gombe United. Pillars have won two matches on the road, drew one and lost five matches while they have kept clean sheet on their home ground.


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