The league reigning champions have appealed to the match officials to be humane in their handling of the games after they were pummeled in Aba last weekendKano Pillars coach, Baba Mohammed Ganaru has blamed the match officials of the away tie with Enyimba for their loss in the Week 11 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) tie at Aba.
Pillars that lost 0-4 to Enugu Rangers two weeks ago were also disgraced 0-3 at Aba on Sunday but while Baba Ganaru had no qualms with their loss in Enugu, he queried the centre referee and his assistants for their inability to have a firm grip on the match which he reckoned was to their disadvantage.
He however stated that the club would bounce back from the Aba setback and return to winning ways in their next home game and then in the subsequent ties.
"We lost to poor officiating. It was very glaring. I don't complain about officiating but this was too obvious," Ganaru told Goal.
"It is not the end of the road. We are going to come back with a bang. We are not going to allow this defeat to dampen our spirits we shall fight back. It is not that we are not playing well we shall fix the problem," Baba Ganaru said.
Meanwhile, Enyimba's media officer, Farriel Allaputa has termed Pillars' allegation of poor officiating as spurious and far from the truth.
He said the Peoples Elephant was the better side and could have scored up to six goals if not for some last ditch saves from the alert Pillars' defence.
Allaputa advised Pillars to find a solution to their lack of firepower and stop making excuses where there is none.
"We defeated Pillars with very fair officiating. Which of the goals are they disputing? Sibi Gwar's powerful header for the first and the last goals or was it the deliberate hand ball the referee sighted for the second goal? They should come out to clear the air.
"The team was at Aba last season and they almost got all points nothing happened and the heavens did not fall but now that they lost scandalously, they are looking for loopholes to harp on.
"We defeated them and what they need to do is to return to the drawing board and try and fix their problems," an angry Allaputa told Goal.