- Kano Pillars remain one of the biggest Nigerian Professional Football League clubs
- American parents of a youngster have met with the club management to sign their son
- The new NPFL season is billed to kick-off on December 6, 2020
Ahead of the start of the 2020/2021 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) season, American parents of a 15-year-old footballer have reached out to Kano Pillars to sign their ward.
Since the outbreak of the coronavirus in March, football activities are yet to return in the Nigerian league, but a proposed date of December 6, 2020, has been marked for the start of the new season.
With many clubs doing business and signing players during the period of inaction, a picture purportedly claiming Kano Pillars signed a young American went viral on social media.
The sources claimed that the youngster who was seen holding a shirt of the club alongside two individuals was already ‘unveiled’ after he was signed by Kano Pillars.
However, Legit.ng had an exclusive chat with the media officer of the club, Idris Malikawa, who said that youngster is not yet registered, as his parents only presented him for training.
Malikawa said in a chat with Legit.ng said:
"The boy is not registered officially. His parents presented him to the club for training and coaches are trying him in their programme.
“If they are satisfied with his capacity after training, then they would forward his matter to the management for further action.”
And this is coming barely a month that NPFL club Kwara United, signed to the club’s list of elite players, Brazilian star Lucas Alves.
The Afonja Warriors unveiled the 25-year-old at their Secretariat inside the stadium complex in Ilorin on October 5 after he signed a 1-year-deal.
Alves disclosed that his love for African people made him accept the deal to join the Nigerian outfit.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that Dele Aiyenugba has returned to his former club Kwara United where he began his professional football career in 1998 before joining Enyimba two years later.
The NPFL side completed the signing of former Super Eagles goalie ahead of the 2020/2021 season.
The club's management, under the leadership of Kumbi Titiloye and Bashir Badawiy, is in top gear to bolster the squad ahead of next season. Aiyenugba said:
"Kwara is my home and I am here to give my best to Kwara United and also sports loving people who are in this state."
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