Kano Pillars have condemned the crowd trouble following a 1-1 draw with Enugu Rangers Monday in the NPFL championship playoffs, but rose in defence of the conduct of captain Rabiu Ali.
In a press statement made available to SCORENigeria and signed by spokesman Rilwanu Idris Malikawa, Pillars described the incident as unfortunate and unsporting.
Pillars further stated that their fans are yet to arrive from Kano and that the crowd trouble was “by some gangs that don’t want the progress of Kano Pillars because they see it clearly that the club will be champions this season.”
“Kano Pillars fans are the most disciplined which made the NFF to award them the Best Behaved Fans Club Award and so the fans yesterday at the Agege stadium are not truly supporters of the club,” part of the statement read.
Pillars stoutly defender skipper Rabiu Ali, saying his actions after the match were misunderstood.
“He was not fighting the referee, he was just agitating that he blew the final whistle when the time was not up,” the club defended,.
“Rabiu Ali is one of the best behaved players in the Nigeria league.”
Pillars also urged host football association Lagos State FA to step up security at the match venue.