Nigeria Premier League side Kano Pillars have received a new 64-seater bus donated by the Kano state government.
In a chat with Goal club chairman Ibrahim Haruna lauded governor Rabiu Kwankwaso for fulfilling his promise to reward the team after back-to-back victories in the Nigeria Professional Football League.
“I’ve received the bus on behalf of the team. It’s Marco-Polo–Tarzan-like-bus. Anywhere the team travel it means they are there for serious business,” he told Goal.
“We extend our appreciation to the governor as he has always stood by his words. We hope to be able to translate that gesture to many goals and trophies in course of the season.”
Special Adviser to the Kano State Governor on Sports, Gara Gombe said the gesture by the governor was to appreciate their double title feat and as well motivate the team to succeed in various upcoming competitions.
“The gesture is to encourage them and appreciate the efforts they are making to bring more laurels. We expect the team to make good use of the bus to actualise the desire of the state government to attain greater heights,” Gombe has said.
Meanwhile the team have received a match bonus increase from N40,000 to N50,000 for away wins with an home win increasing from N20,000 to N25, 000.
Kano Pillars will host El-Kanemi Warriors in week 16 Nigeria Premier League match at the Ahmadu Bello Stadium in Kaduna on Sunday.