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Players and officials of Kano Pillars will soon smile to the bank after owners of the club decided to encourage the boys

Players and officials of Kano Pillars will receive N73 million as part of a motivation package to make them finish the Nigeria Premier League (NPL) as champions.

The Kano State Government is leaving no stone unturned in its effort to encourage the players of Kano Pillars to win their three remaining matches in the 2011/12 season and emerge as champions.

Media Officer of the club, Idris Malikawa told Goal.com that the players and officials are confident that the money will make the boys give their best in the remaining three matches in the league.

"The money is meant to pay outstanding debts to the players - allowanaces and the remaining part of the sign on fees," Malikawa said .

"I must tell you that they are happy that the Government is serious about their welfare and have responded by releasing that amount of money.

"When the players heard about the money, they told themselves that they must reciprocate the good gesture of the Government by winning all the remaining games.

"I saw determination in their eyes and that has given me confidence that we can overtake Rangers to finish on top of the league table.

"Although I see a photo finish at the end of the season, Kano Pillars will eventually become the Champions because we have the best team in the NPL.

"When you watch us play, you will realise that we deserve to be crowned champions this season. The impact of the motivation will begin to show when we take on Jigawa Stars this Wednesday in Kano.

"We have played 13 games and have not lost in the League and Federation Cup and we intend to remain unbeaten until the end of the season," Malikawa added. Kano Pillars are second on the log, tid on 58 points with leaders, Enugu Rangers.

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