Pillars vs Wikki is “brothers’ derby” – Malikawa

By TUNDE SHAMSUDEEN
Kano Pillars Media Officer, Idris Malaikawa, has described this Wednesday’s rescheduled match day 8 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) game between his team and Wikki Tourists as more of a friendly than a clash.

The Sai Masu Gida are coming into the game with four matches unbeaten run while the Big Elephants are still struggling to find their rhythm in the league after their preliminary round crash from the CAF Confederation Cup campaign.

Malikawa said the match is a brotherly affair and urged fans on both sides to avoid doing anything that will destroy the cordial relationship between the good people of Kano and Bauchi States.

The club’s image-maker reaffirmed the commitment of the management under the leadership of Alh. Tukur Babangida in ensuring that the club meets the aspiration of government and people of Kano State this season

Former Kano Pillars gaffer, Mohammed Baba Ganaru will lead Wikki Tourists against his former team at the Sani Abacha Stadium, Kano.

“We are expecting a good game between the team sides and I believe fans won’t be disappointed at the end of the game. We hear that some fans are describing game as a clash but I want to say that it is a brotherly affairs,” Malikawa said.

“Bauchi and Kano States have good relationship and we don’t want anything that can jeopardise that bond. It is a game and we are expecting fans from both sides to see it in that way too.

“We are calling on every body to exhibit spirit of sportsmanship before, during and after the game on Wednesday. Our management under Tukur Babangida is doing a yeoman’s job and In Sha Allah he will deliver at the end of the season.”


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Born July 13, 1965, Fred Edoreh hails from Umeh, Isoko South, Delta State. He attended St. John Primary School, Iselegu, Mater Dei Collage Ashaka, St. Patrick’s Grammar School, Asaba for HSC and graduated in English and Literary Studies at Bendel State University, Ekpoma.
He went into journalism in 1990 with Newbreed Magazine and later crossed over to television production with Ultimate Sports and Soccerworld on the Nigeria Televsion Authority.
He subsequently moved to pioneer Internet publishing in Nigeria with Nigeriasports.com and was later employed at Silverbird Television from where he moved as Editor of Weekend Sports at Naational Mirror Newspapers.
He currently publishes the online sports website www.sportstalkafrica.com besides and also runs a sports marketing outfit, Westcoast Works and Projects, managing and marketing live radio broadcast of the Nigeria Professional Football League.

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