CAF Champions League: Kano Pillars vow to win in Congo
Nigerian champions, Kano Pillars have vowed to pick the maximum three points in their Confederation of African Football (CAF) Champions League tie tomorrow in Congo.
Kano Pillars will face a tricky Champions League duel away at AS Vita tomorrow and the Masugida are aiming for an impressive result in Kinshasa.
Last season, Kano Pillars were sent out of the CAF champions League in Congo after losing 0-3 to AC Leopards at the Dennie Sassou Stadium, Dolisie.
But the new coach of the Masugida, Okey Emordi told supersport.com on Friday that his side had gathered enough impetus that would help them win tomorrow in Congo.
“Kano people are still battling the rigours of what happened to Kano Pillars last season at AC Leopards and we would make sure that we smile this time around in Congo.
“AS Vita are a good side, but they are not better than us and I’m confident that we would return to Nigeria with an impressive result,” Emordi said to supersport.com.
Kano Pillars will be without Super Eagles’ midfielder, Abdullahi Shehu who did not get a visa to Congo, but the cheering news for Pillars fans is that Rabiu Ali and Umar Zango have rejoined the team after their exploits at this year’s CHAN held in South Africa.
Striker Gambo Muhammad has also returned from injury which ruled him out of the CHAN and he is optimistic that Pillars would soar in Congo.
“We are going to Congo to pick a win so as to make the return leg easier for us in Kano,” Gambo told supersport.com.
Kano Pillars flew out of the country on Thursday night and will return immediately after the game tomorrow.