The nation's league winners have not been having it easy in the run-in to their continental cup affair after another defeat in Kaduna
CAF Champions League campaigner, Kano Pillars suffered more ground in their preparation for the foremost Africa's clubs' competition after the club was handed a surprise 2-1 defeat at Kaduna United on Sunday evening.
Pillars are having it tough in their build up to their preliminary round fixture against Olympic Real de Bangui of Central African Republic after the club capitulated in Kaduna in the second leg of their friendly tie with the home team.
The reigning league champions couldn't beat Kaduna United when the first leg was played last Wednesday at the Sani Abacha Stadium, Kano as it ended 1-1 but the home team played a more determined game to confined the country's flag bearer in the Champions League to another defeat.
Emma Ambrose second half goal handed the victory to Kaduna United, a club which barely retained its place among the elite division on the final day of the last season after a 3-1 win over Lobi Stars.
Speaking with Goal.com after the match, one of Kaduna United midfielder, Peter Ambrose said the club was thrilled to beat Pillars for the second time within the spate of two months after the 2-0 win during the pre season tourney which they hosted.
He said the latest success over the country's representative in the money spinning Champions League showed that Kaduna United would prove a point when the league season starts next month.
He nonetheless charged his fellow team mates not to be carried away with their pre season form but continue to strive harder because if they lower their guard it may prove fatal when the league kicks off.
Ambrose a former player of Heartland of Owerri and a younger brother of Nigeria international, Efe opined that other programme of the club for the reminder of the build up to the start of the 2012/2013 season would be communicated in due course.
Ambrose said:"We won against Pillars 2-1. It was a very difficult match but our experience paid off at the end of it all. We are happy about our win over the league defending champions.
"We had our first goal from the penalty spot and Emmanuel Ambrose, our captain, got the winner for us.
"I don't know much about the rest of our programme but I believe it would be out soon."