Kano State Governor, Engr Abba Kabir Yusuf has announced the appointment of Abdullahi Maikaba as the new Technical Adviser for Kano Pillars football club.
SOLACEBASE reports that the unveiling event, presided over by the State Deputy Governor Comr. Aminu Abdussalam Gwarzo on behalf of the Governor, showcased the administration’s profound commitment to football and its continuous support to Kano Pillars in their pursuit of discovering and nurturing young talent within the region.
This was contained in a statement issued to newsmen by Press Secretary to the Deputy Governor, Ibrahim Garba Shuaibu., on Monday.
‘’Impressed by Maikaba’s impressive track record in the world of football, Governor Abba urged the new Technical Adviser to utilize his expertise to restore Kano Pillars to its former glory in the league and propel the team to the top position,’’ the statement said.
‘’During the ceremony, Umar Babangida, Chairman of Kano Pillars Caretaker Committee, took the opportunity to appeal to the State Government for the much-needed renovation of the Kano Pillars stadium.’’
‘’Babangida expressed his utmost confidence in Maikaba’s return to the club, believing it to be a boon for the team’s progress and the overall development of young talents in the state.’’
‘’Grateful for the opportunity bestowed upon him, Abdullahi Maikaba delivered an address expressing his heartfelt thanks to Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf, Deputy Comr. Aminu Abdussalam Gwarzo, and the Management of Kano Pillars for entrusting him with the responsibility of leading the team.’’
‘’Maikaba, an indigene of Kano pledged to utilize his extensive experience in football to elevate Kano Pillars to new heights of success.’’
In response to the appeal for stadium renovation, the Governor assured that the request would be given serious consideration, aiming to provide a more comfortable environment for the players.
”Abdullahi Maikaba boasts óf a remarkable journey in the world of football, commencing as a classroom teacher at Rumfa College before transitioning into coaching, leaving a lasting impact on various clubs and teams.”
”Notably, he previously served as the coach of Buffalo football club and played a pivotal role in training the successful set of Kano Pillars, leading them to their first trophy triumph. His expertise further extended with two stints as an assistant coach for Pillars and coaching positions with Wiki Tourists of Bauchi, Plateau United, Enyimba F.C of Abia state, and Enugu Rangers.”
”His influence on the sport extended beyond the pitch, as he had the privilege of mentoring numerous players who later excelled at both national and international levels, establishing him as a remarkable mentor and a revered figure in football.”