Kano Pillars have expressed confidence they will go past Ghana’s Asante Kotoko in a CAF Champions League qualifier this weekend in Kano.
Pillars will fly Nigeria’s flag in the competition after they finished as runners-up in the NPFL last season.
The Kano club have rounded up a training stint in Kaduna ahead of Saturday’s Champions League clash against the experienced Ghanaian campaigners with coach Ibrahim A. Musa saying they are ready for the challenge ahead of them.
“We are in a very good shape, the same way we won the Aiteo Cup and came second in the NPFL, by God’s grace we will do our best on the continent,” he told SCORENigeria
“After we won the cup we stayed back to camp in Kaduna. This was to keep the players concentrated so that they remain in good shape to face Asante Kotoko on Saturday.”
In Kaduna, Pillars played six test matches, winning four and losing two.
He said with the matches helped the team to accommodate some new players they signed.
The meantime, the Kano State Government will receive the victorious team tomorrow in Kano.
Players and officials of Kano Pillars are expected to be rewarded by the government after they won their first-ever FA Cup after so many near-misses.