Kano Pillars handball club have completed the signing of former ASPAC of Benin Republic player, Kingsley Okubuike and three others ahead of the second edition of the Prudent Energy Handball League in Abuja.
The head coach of Kano Pillars handball club, Solomon Yola told www.aclsports.com that the signing of Kingsley Okubuike, Kada Stars trio, Aminu Adamu, Chris Ogedegbe and Sesugh Stephen was to beef up the squad and to ultimately lift the trophy this season.
Yola said, “We want to be champions this season because we were not comfortable with our performance last year. The players we signed used to play for Kano Pillars but moved to Kada Stars last season”.
“Currently, we have a better team compared to last season; the players are in good shape and ready to deliver. The only thing that will affect the league slightly is the fasting but we are prepared”.
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New signing, Kingsley Okubuike vowed to help Kano Pillars lift the trophy this season.
Okubuike told www.aclsports.com that returning to his former team feels great.
He said, “I feel good reuniting with my former team mates and club side, Kano Pillars. I played for Kano Pillars for 7 years from 2008 to 2015 before moving to Kada Stars.
“My mission is to come lift the trophy with the help of my coach and teammates because I was at the league as a spectator last season and saw how Kano Pillars struggled during the second phase. Playing for the National teams (U21 and Senior) has helped me improve and qualifying for the 2019 All Africa Games will motivate me to do more in the league”.