Lack of funds crippling Kano Pillars 

The club’s inability to meet financial obligations is said to be the reason behind their poor performances in the league.

Lack of funds crippling Kano Pillars 


Abdulgafar Oladimeji

Kano Pillars football club has fallen under the yoke of unpaid wages due to the financial crunch that has hit the club, reports.

Our correspondent gathered that the Nigeria Professional Football League, NPFL side is suffering from a barrage of debt. 

The club’s inability to meet financial obligations is said to be the reason behind their poor performances in the league.

Since the commencement of the ongoing 2021/2022 season the club has continued to wobble and fumbled to the dismay of millions of followers of the Kano side.

An impeccable source told that the club account is in red, adding that the Kano side, presently could not finance its numerous obligations.

The source said “Kano Pillars started this season without a dime from the state government, as I speak to you the 2022 budget of the club is still hanging, it has not been approved not to talk about the release of funds to the club.

“The club has been running on debt, they sleep in hotels on credit, the club debt profile is fast on the increase, thing are seriously in a bad shape with the club.”

“How can you compare Kano Pillars with no funds to other clubs that have over N200 million cash in their accounts to our own Kano Pillars that rely on prayers, and the performance of the players and the goodwill of the supporters to survive, knowing how expensive it is to run football.”

Our checks reveal that the club secretariat is in disarray due to the lack of funds to perform of administrative duties.

Further checks unveiled that, Kano Electricity Distribution Company, (KEDCO) has disconnected the club and they can’t afford to purchase diesel to power its power generator.

A club source said, “we are just here at the secretariat, we cannot perform our duties, we cannot print official documents, and the whole affairs of the club is standstill.”

Kano football fans have continued to express their dismay over the situation in the club, “why is it that those that matters are afraid to say the truth, Kano Pillars is owned by Kano state Government, why are we pretending, the fans are all blaming the players, coaches and management of the club, nobody is blaming the owners of the club.”

Our impeccable sources further disclosed that the club had to borrow money to finance the trip to honour its NPFL match against 3SC in Ibadan last weekend.

Hundreds of thousands of Kano Pillars fan have beseeched the state government to salvage the club from drowning.