The Kano State government has announced the appointment of Ibrahim Galadima, Chairman of Kano Sports Commission as the Acting Chairman for Nigeria Professional Football League side, Kano Pillars FC.
This was disclosed via a press statement issued on Wednesday by Abba Anwar Chief Press Secretary to the Governor of Kano State.
Kano Pillars are in the 13th position on the NPFL table although they are only two points above the relegation zone.
The change in leadership was necessitated by the expulsion of former Kano Pillars chairman Surajo Yahaya from the NPFL by the League Management Company.
Yahaya was expelled from the league after he was caught on video attacking a match official while Kano players were playing against Dakkada Fc.
Following the incident, Kano Pillars was fined and they have now appointed a leader to salvage what is left of their season.
Though the Wednesday’s press conference had claimed that the change in leadership was part of a routine exercise by the governor as part of his sports administration pattern.
“As Kano Pillars is facing more competition in National Premier League (NPL) it will be good to have leadership that could perfectly lead the Club.”
“Ibrahim Galadima, Chairman of Kano State Sports Commission, will now replace the current Chairman of Kano Pillars FC, Surajo Shu’aibu Yahaya, in an acting capacity, before the appointment of a substantive Chairman,” Governor Abdullahi Ganduje was quoted as saying in the press statement.
The Acting Chairman’s appointment is with immediate effect.