NFF backs Kano Pillars ahead CAF fixture




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By Lexi Elo

The Nigeria Football Federation is backing champions Pillars to surmount the mountain of a four-goal deficit in this weekend’s CAF Champions League first round, leg clash Moghreb Athletic Tetouane of Morocco.

NFF General Secretary, Dr. Mohammed Sanusi said the -based side a mass following is capable of springing a magical turnaround and reach the round of the continent’s most prestigious club .

“Pillars have the , the following and the support of the Government of State to turn things around. We have also assured them of the Federation’s support and we be there to cheer them up. Already, Dolphins FC has lost out in this year’s continental club competitions. We want the remaining teams to stay in there and challenge for honours. The NFF is also giving full support to Enyimba FC and Warri Wolves in away games,” Sanusi explained.

The Nigeria Football Federation has already sent Dr. Robinson Okosun of the Technical Department to help psyche up the Pillars’ ahead of the Saturday showdown at the Stadium.

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Enyimba FC take a -goal advantage to ’s city, Alexandria where they take on Smouha FC on Sunday, starting from 5pm time. Warri Wolves’ delegation is also off to Ethiopia, where they play Dedebit FC also on Sunday. The Nigerian flagbearers have a 2-0 advantage from the first leg.

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