Rift in Kano Pillars as club secretary reports chairman to state government
Kano Pillars football club appears to be enmeshed in crisis at the moment, a development fans of the club said could affect its performance in Nigeria’s premier league this season.
Club secretary, Sani Ibrahim (Coach), in a letter he sent to Kano State government through the office of the secretary to the government, accused the chairman of the club of sidelining the club’s management committee and working with a hired staff of the state Sports Commission.
He also said the chairman has single-handedly relocated the club’s secretariat to the Sports Commission.
Pillars management committee, which is less than a year old, has not been working in harmony, as members have continued to accuse the chairman of arbitrariness.
The secretary and some of the management committee said the chairman has not been working with them, and that many decisions concerning the club were taken without their knowledge and input.
In his three-page letter to the government, the secretary said the chairman single-handedly dissolved all the sub-committees they jointly made for the easy running of the club.
He also revealed that the chairman entered into a deal with some companies in the state without their knowledge and approval.
He also accused the chairman of recruiting a technical crew for both Kano Pillars FC senior and junior teams respectively without consulting with the team’s management. He equally questioned the recruitment of supporting staffers of all the teams mentioned above.
He raised issued with the way the chairman sourced and expended the funds he used to travel to Asaba, Delta state for the NNL Super Eight competition and other trips to Bauchi and other places.
There were questioned about the way the old players of Kano Pillars were sold to other clubs without the knowledge of the management committee, same way the exact amount raised from their transactions were not known.
He said the chairman is blocking the management committee from knowing anything about the club, pointing out that there has not been accountability on gate takings collected from the club’s first home match last Saturday at the Sani Abacha Stadium.
NigerianSketch has tried to reach the chairman without success, as his phone number could not be reached as of the time this story was published.
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