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The Kano Pillars coach says nobody should be surprised that Kano Pillars are the new champions this season

Kano Pillars coach Baba Ganaru has told that the team are deserved champions of the Nigeria Premier League this season after Ocean Boys were expelled on Wednesday, an act that means Pillars are now tecchnically champions.

He noted that Pillars played the best brand of football and have been rewarded with the League title this year.

"I want to say that we are the best team in the country right now and nobody should be surprised that we have won the NPL title," Ganaru told

"When you look at the way we have played this season, you will realise that we truly merited the position we are in now.

"I know that some people will say we won the League title by default, but rules are meant to be obeyed. Before Ocean Boys were expelled, Kano Pillars was on top of the table.

"We travelled to Uyo and got the three points against Akwa United and the team was in the right frame of mind to also travel to Ijebu Ode to beat Sunshine Stars [on Friday].

"Ocean Boys contravened the rules governing the Premier League and the only logical thing to do is to apply the rules where neccessary and that is exactly what the board of the Nigeria Premier League did.

"We are the Champions because we have the best team in the country," Ganaru said.