Pillars, Abia Warriors resolve feud over Enaholo
Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) side, Kano Pillars have confirmed that they have resolved the heated transfer feud with Abia Warriors over former Flying Eagles goalkeeper, Joshua Enaholo, Completesports.com reports.
Enaholo had joined the four-time League winners, Pillars during the summer transfer window, but Abia Warriors claimed the move breached all normal transfer procedures and twice, petitioned league organisers, LMC.
The club had then said they were not opposed to the player’s desire to move but stressed that though he still had one season left on his existing contract, due process should be followed. But the executive chairman of Kano Pillars board, Surajo Shuaibu Yahaya, has now revealed that the transfer feud has been amicably resolved, heaping plaudits on Abia Warriors chairman, Pastor Emeka Inyama, for his understanding, cooperation, and maturity in ensuring that the issue was amicably resolved.
“Kano Pillars is a disciplined club who always play by the set rules and regulations. We always respect constituted authorities in our dealing and try as much as possible to follow due process.
“Right now, we have no issues with Abia Warriors as regards Joshua Enaholo or any other player for that matter.
“And we are particularly grateful to Abia Warriors management headed by Chief (pastor) Emeka Inyama for the wonderful role he played towards the resolution of the matter arising from Joshua’s transfer.
“Enaholo is now fully with us. He was part of the team in Jos (against Plateau United) and would also be there in Uyo against Akwa Starlets.
“We are also grateful to the League Management Company, LMC, for their role in settling the matter,” the Pillars boss stressed.
The Pillars boss also spoke on the fate of the club’s technical crew headed by Musa Ibrahim after the expiration of the three-match ultimatum handed to him and his backroom staff following the Sai Masu Gida’s poor run in the season.
Yahaya made it clear he has no power to sack coach Ibrahim Musa, stressing that even though as chairman of the club, such power to relieve the coach of his duty lies in the hands of the government, who are the owners and financiers of the club.
“As a father, you can beat your child with the left hand and still bring him back and cuddle him with the right,” starts the Pillars boss.
“We are not happy over the club’s poor start to the season and I had to give that three-match ultimatum but honestly, I do not have the power to sack.
“Remember, the club belongs to the government of Kano State and it is only the government that have the power to take such decision.”
The Sai Masu Gida side has served out that sanction. They lost one of the three games (0-1 to Lobi Stars) and recorded scoreless draws against Rivers United and Wikki Tourists.
The four-time NPFL champions are now tucked at the bottom rung of the league ladder and the club boss attributed their new season predicament to the fact they were separated from their home supporters.