Vice chairman of the Kano Pillars’ continental committee Ibrahim Galadima believes his side will give everything to make the country proud in South Sudan on Saturday.
The Nigerian representatives who will begin their 2015 Caf Champions League campaign against Al-Malakia in the first leg of the preliminary stages at the Juba Township Stadium, arrived in South Sudan on Thursday afternoon.
Galadima said the Nigerian champions are in good shape, high spirits and ready to hit the ground running against the South Sudan National Cup winners.
He described the gesture of cash donation by the Kano state deputy governor Dr Abdullahi Ganduje as a tradition stressing the efforts were to boost the spirit of players ahead of their continental opener.
“As other teams that are involved in the African championship, we are set to fly Nigeria’s flag. The mood they are in high spirits from the Super Six they went to Ghana and came back to stay in Kaduna and now in Juba,” Galadima told Goal.
“It’s been a tradition, that why people say Kano Pillars are toast of other clubs. We are fell happy that the boys are doing well and we are all out to show appreciation and that why the deputy governor boosted the players.
“We are going to do our best. Of course, all we need is prayers. The boys are ready for the first leg match billed for Saturday.
“We want Nigerians to pray for the team to push them to do more. The boys are willing to go all out and do the nation proud. We just ask Nigerians to pray for them. We expect good result from the team in Juba,” he concluded.