NPL champions, Kano Pillars have spent a whopping N45m to settle the remaining 25 percent of players sign on fee for last season, pay 25 percent sign on fee to coaches for the 2012/2013 season and also pay part of the transfer fee for the new players recruited by the club.
The Media Officer of the club, Malam Idris Malikawa who disclosed this to Feverpitch on phone said the money is part of the N94m take-off grant released to the club by the Kano State government.
He said apart from settling the players and officials sign on fee and as well as part of transfer fee for the new players, the club also used part of the money to purchase new football kits for the coming season.
"Pillars has spent over N45m in settling 25% of last season's players sign-on fee, 25% has been paid as sign-on fee to coaches for the 2012/2013 season and part of the transfer fee for the new players we have recruited has been paid. The club has also bought new football kits. Part of the money has gone into other aspects of preparations for the coming season".
Malikawa said the General Manager of the club, Alhaji Abba Galadima has charged the players and their officials to brace up for the challenges ahead.
According to the Media Officer, Galadima called on the players to justify the unflinching support from the government by doing well in the league and the CAF Champions League.
"The General Manager of the club, Alhaji Abba Galadima has called on the players to reciprocate the kind gesture of the government and management of the club by doing well in both the league and the CAF Champions League.
"He also told the players to remain committed and ensure that Pillars remain the best club in the country".
Meanwhile, the Welfare Officer of the club, Salisu Yaro has thanked the management of the club for its commitment to the welfare of the players and their officials.