–Advises Kano State Govt. should show more commitment
By Richard Jideaka, Abuja:
Technical Adviser of Kano Pillars Football Club, Okey Emordi has sensationally declared that the team after winning the Nigerian Premier League for the third consecutive time will win next year’s Africa Champions League.
Speaking after Kano Pillars trounced Nembe City FC to win the 2013/14 Nigeria Premier League, Emordi who led Enyimba International to win the Africa Champions League in 2004 said Pillars just need to put a couple of things in place to challenge for the title.
“Pillars can win the ACL title if the management and the state take the right steps and take advantage of their experience in the continent over the past three years. After dominating the local league for three uninterrupted seasons, I think Pillars are ripe to take on Africa”, says Emordi.
“We hope to go into Africa next year challenging for the title and not just participating. Pillars have learnt their lessons in the last two Champions League seasons and will build on that. If you ask me, I will say yes Pillars can win the ACL next year” he stated.
The former Enyimba and Rangers coach said he would also compliment Pillars quest with his experience as a former ACL winner with Enyimba adding that he is positive ACL will return to Nigeria after 10 years.
Asked how he was able to cope in Kano, Emordi said it was tough at the beginning but after a few months, he settled down and the players got to know him very well and they were unstoppable from there.