More than a week after winning back to back the Nigeria Premier League title, champions Kano Pillars FC are yet to receive their trophy from the league organisers.
Kano Pillars lost 0-2 to Lobi Stars of Makurdi on the final day of the season but went ahead to clinch the title on 63 points after their closest rivals Bayelsa United lost 0-1 to Gombe United on the same day.
Technical Adviser of Pillars, Coach Mohammed Baba Ganaru confirmed that Pillars were yet to be handed the prestigious trophy.
He however said his team may be awarded the trophy at the forthcoming Super 4 competition billed for Kaduna.
“We are yet to receive the trophy but what matters to us is that we are the reigning champions of the NPL. We won it back to back and we are already looking ahead for more glories”, he said.
When contacted, a top official of the League Management Company, LMC, Mallam Salisu Abubakar said Pillars will receive their trophy on the opening day of the Super 4.
He said it is a deliberate plan to add glamour to the Super 4 competition.