Kano Pillars cry foul over late decision to play Kaduna United game behind closed doors

The former league leaders have blamed the banning of fans from their game in Kaduna for their loss on Wednesday

Aftermath of an impromptu and last minute decision from Kaduna United requesting for a closed door match against Kano pillars, the management of the Kano team has cried foul and blamed the Nigeria Premier League for allowing such a decision.

Kano Pillars were defeated 2-0 in Wednesday’s game and they have stated that the motive behind the closed door game was very obvious and calculative because the hosts wanted to rob them of the opportunity of picking a point or even winning the match.

Abba Galadima, general manager of Kano Pillars, expressed disappointment on the outcome of the closed door game as well as the officiating.

"We were only informed of this closed door game yesterday and we were surprised. The game of football is always interesting with the spectators on ground to cheer their team to success but when you do something like this, it kills the game and it is not good for us here in Nigeria. The NPL board has to do something about this and not always dance to the tune of any club manager on how to run a game in his domain. Football matches are for people to watch and not to be played in empty stadiums," Galadima told Goal.com.

On the officiating, he expressed his bitterness over the referee and how the game had already been decided before the match.