Daily Trust (Abuja)

18 November 2012

Nigeria: Why I Returned to Pillar - Kofarmata

Former junior international, Bello Kofamata has said he decided to return to Kano Pillars because of the need for him to be closer to his family and also contribute to the success of the club that brought him to limelight.

Bello who left Kano Pillars for Heartland about two seasons ago returned to the ancient city of Kano at the end of the 2011/2012 after helping the 'Naze millionaires' win this year's Federation Cup.

Already he has settled down in his new club and was part of the team that travelled to Niger Republic where Pillars won four clubs invitational tournament.

Speaking to Feverpitch yesterday, Kofarmata said although he left Pillars for Heartland, his heart was always with the Kano club because he had spent his childhood playing for the club.

He said Kano Pillars is part of him and playing for the reigning champions again is giving him so much satisfaction.

"I did not have any problem in Heartland but I have to return to Pillars because I want to be closer to my family. If you know my history, you will understand why I am happy to be back home.

"I grew up playing for Kano Pillars and it is the club that made me popular. I made my name playing for Pillars and I am highly indebted. The only way to show my appreciation is to help the club win trophies.

"Even when I left the other time, it wasn't because I had any problem. I only wanted to play elsewhere and see how it feels to live away from home. Now I am back and it is a great feeling".

Kofamata said he is going to help Pillars retain the league title, win the Federation Cup and also do well in the CAF Champions League.

He said the performances of Pillars in the pre-season matches played so far show that the club is ready for the challenges ahead.

"We are preparing well for the coming season. We just came back from Niger Republic where we won a four club invitational tournament. I want to help Pillars win more laurels".

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