Nigeria Premier League NPFL Bans Kano Pillars From Signing New Player

Kano Pillars of the Nigeria Premier Football League (NPFL) have been prohibited by the league’s organiser from signing new players before the start of the current campaign.

This is due to the club’s inability to pay Bassey Akpan, a former custodian and legendary member of the Super Eagles, unpaid salaries.

The NPFL made it clear that given the current ban, the club cannot sign or register new players ahead of the new season until the club pays the former player the outstanding amount of eleven million, eight hundred thousand naira(N11,800,000.00), in a letter sent to the Kano Pillars management and made available to sports journalists.

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The letter was signed by the NPFL Head of Administration, Stanley Ike-Richard.

Remember that the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) ordered Kano Pillars to pay the outstanding amount of 11.8 million owed in arrears to their former custodian Bassey Akpan within 21 days in June 2023 in a letter signed by the Committee’s Secretary, Joshua Onoja, Esq. The club has yet to comply with the ruling.

After being promoted back to the Top Flight competition, Kano Pillars will play on the road against Sunshine Stars this weekend to start off the 2023–24 NPFL season.


Henry Usiayo is a practicing journalists with several years of experience covering sport events. He is currently a sport content creator with

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