Last year’s Aiteo Cup losing finalists Kano Pillars have vowed not to let the chance of winning the title this year slip away when they clash with Niger Tornadoes of Minna in the final of the 2019 edition at the Ahmadu Bello Stadium, Kaduna, Completesports.com reports.
Chief Coach of Kano Pillars, Ibrahim Musa told Completesports.comy in Abuja that everything was geared towards ensuring that the mistakes that saw Pillars lose a three goal lead to Enugu Rangers before losing on penalties in last year’s final doesn’t happen again.
“We are determined to make up for the lapses of losing the Aiteo Cup last year. We want to win the cup for the government and people of Kano State. Niger Tornadoes will be tough, but we won’t lose a second consecutive final by the grace of God, we’ll win the cup this time around,” Musa told Completesports.com.
“This trophy is the only one that Kano Pillars have yet to win, so we are going to give it whatever it takes to add it in our trophy cabinet. We were very disappointed last year when we lost to Enugu Rangers and we hope to redeem our image by winning on Sunday.”
He said he was not under any pressure to deliver, adding that he and his assistants will use the experience of last year to overcome whatever resistance their opponents could put up.
On their forthcoming CAF champions league Preliminary Round fixture against Ashanti Kosoko of Ghana, coach Musa said Kano Pillars would be ready for them stressing that their focus for now is on how to win the Aiteo Cup.
By Richard Jideaka, Abuja