Kano Pillars FC chairman, Abba Galadima, said yesterday that that the three coaches involved in Thursday’s auto crash were responding to treatment from injuries they sustained.

Galadima told NAN on telephone that the technical adviser, Baba Ganaru, and his assistants, Aliyu Makaiba and Kabiru Baleria were in stable conditions.

The crash occurred around Gangarida, in Ikara Local Government Area of Kaduna State, and killed a roadside mechanic, as the coaches were on their way home from a Federation Cup quarterfinal match.

Pillars, currently the defending champions of the Globacom Premier League, lost the encounter 0-3 to Warri Wolves in Ilorin.

“The coaches are responding to treatment and I must say that they have made some impressive recovery between yesterday (Thursday) and today (Friday).

“We’re all being hopeful and prayerful toward their quick recovery.

“We’ve been told by the doctors that their conditions have been stable, but we cannot say when they will  be discharged from hospital; the doctors will decide when,” Galadima said.

The chairman expressed his gratitude to Nigerians for their show of concern and support over the unfortunate incident.

“On behalf of Kano Pillars, I want to say a big thank you to all Nigerians who have empathised with us either through phone calls or visitations,” he said..

He noted that the utmost concern of the club’s management was ensuring that the coaches recovered before they could re-focus on the defence of their league title.

Pillars currently occupy the top position in the Glo  League with 39 points from 22 matches. They are scheduled to play Akwa United of Uyo on Saturday, in Kano.


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