Hard work, passion gave us victory, says Kano Pillars coach
Kano Pillars coach, Solomon Yola, has ascribed his team’s victory at the just-ended first phase premier league to hard work, hunger for success and the club’s management commitment.
The 2022 Prudent Energy Handball Premier League was held at the Moshood Abiola National Stadium, Abuja.
Pillars, who are currently the defending champions from the last edition of the championship, are now leading other teams ahead of the second phase held later this year.
Speaking to The Guardian yesterday, Yola said that the team has been working according to the aim and objective for which the club was formed, adding that the rise in the team’s performance in the last year is a testament to this.
“Our success can be attributed to hard work, dedication and commitment of the players in tandem with the ambition of the club. Sometimes, success looks easier when you get to the top, but it is very difficult to sustain it.
“What we have been able to do as a club from the management level to the players is we have tried to maintain the momentum.
And this is what gave us victory at the end of the first phase, and we are happy about it. But we will be happier if we can retain the title by winning the second phase,” he said.
Coach Yola, who commended his players for their unbeaten runs, said the team became the first club to win the first phase of the league without losing a match.
“It is because of the effort of the management that paved way for the team’s success. Taking care of the players’ welfare had been why the players have excelled over the last year. There is still plenty to play for by the time the second phase begins,” he stated.