GloNPFL: Pillars Coach eyes Champions League title

Kano Pillars coach Baba Ganaru has his sights set on winningpillars the 2014 CAF Champions League.

Ganaru on Sunday guided the Kano club to their third Premier League title, but he says his target is the African crown.

Pillars’ best outing in the Champions League is a semifinal finish in their first campaign in 2009.

“We have won the domestic title, but it doesn’t just end there,” Ganaru was quoted by the News Agency of Nigeria as saying on Tuesday.

“We are now looking ahead to next season, particularly in the domestic league and the CAF Champions League.

“Our ambition is to keep getting positive results and build on the strength and image of the club as the years go by.

“Our last involvement in the Champions League wasn’t quite good for us, and that is one major area we’re hoping to improve upon now.”

He commended the Kano State Government for supporting the team throughout their campaign.

The coach said, “We motivated ourselves by our determination to retain the title. But, most importantly, the Kano State Government encouraged us.

“The government provided us with all we needed. The support has been massive and we thank God for such a great administration.”

Meanwhile, former Super Eagles goalkeeping coach Joe Erico says there was an improvement in the league.

The ex-international said the inclusion of some domestic league players in the senior national team was made possible by the improved performance of the teams in the league.

The 1976 Africa Cup of Nations bronze medallist said, “ I think it’s been very good; it’s been good this year; so far so good. I think I must be frank we are having probably if not the best run so far; for the past four seasons, or five now.”

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