Kano Pillars demand for prize money after winning the Nigeria Premier League title

Kano Pillars are still waiting for the League organizers to tell them what they will get for emerging the league champions this season
Nigeria Premier League champions Kano Pillars have demanded from the Nigeria Premier League Board when they will get their prize money for emerging the champions of the 2011/12 season.

The Kano side is not happy that nobody from the NPL said anything about how much they will get for their efforts this season.

Media officer of the club Idris Malikawa told Goal.com that it is not good that after a hectic season, the club will not get anything form the organisers of the League.

"We really cannot understand why the Nigeria Premier League will just give us the trophy and medal and nobody from the board will say anything to us about the prize money.

"Nobody can tell me that there is no money to give to the winners of the League trophy. If at the end of the season there is nothing to show for the efforts of the club that wins the trophy, then there is nothing to play for.

"I am sure that if they plan very well, they can make available money for the eventual winner of the trophy. Apart from representing Nigeria in the Champions League, one other motivation for the players and officials should be the prize money for the team.

"This is not how this league will improve. A lot of the board members and staff of the secretariat were in Ijebu Ode for the final game.

"But none of them could tell us anything about the prize money and we are still waiting for them to say something. We should not be demanding for what should righfully be given to the winners of the league," Malikawa said.

Kano Pillars coach Baba Ganaru also said that they are waiting for the NPL to do something.

"Maybe they are still working out the modalities for the prize money. But it is imperative that they try and do something," said Ganaru.

Kano Pillars emerged winners of the league after edging out Rangers and Lobi Stars on 61 points.