Over 28, 000 Spectators in Attendance
Sanni Abacha stadium has been on high since Kano Pillars began its preseason in January. The fans have been very excited about some of the new signings: Emmanuel Fabiyi, Prince Aggreh, Promise James, Isaac Loute and Mohammed Gambo’s retun to form after last year’s gun shot injury he sustained from arm robbery attack of the team bus in Lafia.
Enugu Rangers was to be the first rivalry and a test of what Sai Masu Gida could do this season. Over 28, 000 spectators thronged and jam-packed the 25, 000 Sanni Abacha stadium in such an exciting match, which was broadcasted on Television by Supersports.
Indeed, it was like a top class cup finals with such atmosphere that you could only feel in a UEFA Champions league arena. But it was Nigeria Pro Football League(NPFL) first round of matches this new 2016 season.
Enugu Rangers drew the first blood, scoring at the 50th minute of the game. But after a respite, Mohammed Gambo equalized at the 72th minute, while Prince Aggreh of former Warri Wolves, got the winner at the 85th minute, as the stadium went agog with chanting and dancing from the Kano Pillars fans.
We expect to see more of this large fans turn out and support across the league venues, especially now that LMC has increased the incentive; if the home team was able to attract large attendance.
“The financial incentive also include the payment of N250, 000 to a club whose home fixture is attended by 5000 fans and above.” Check LMC Communique. So kano Pillars will be smiling to the bank after Sunday’s February 21st match against Enugu Rangers.
Talking about LMC Bonus and incentives, clubs like MFM FC will receive N500, 000 for winning away from home, while Warri Wolves have earned N200, 000 for getting an away draw against Heartland in Owerri.