Glo premier league winners, Kano Pillars are to kiss the league diadem on Sunday in Aba where they are billed to play Enyimba in one of the last pairings of the season.
Organisers of the league, League Management Company (LMC) has finalized arrangement for a colorful presentation ceremony immediately after the Enyimba, Pillars match whose result can not change anything . Win or lose in Aba, Pillars are already guaranteed of the crow.
Pillars emerged league champions after last weekend’s 4-0 bashing of Nembe City. The win saw them garnering a total of 65 points, four clear points ahead of Enyimba who are on 61 after the away draw they (Enyimba) secured against Dolphins last weekend.
It would be noted that what Enyimba needed last weekend away in Port Harcourt against Dolphins was an outright victory. Had Enyimba won in the Garden City, then the Aba game against Pillars would have been the decider. But as it stands now, Pillars are strolling into Aba to enjoy themselves and return home with the trophy which they are winning back to back for the third consecutive season.
LMC’s media consultant, Harry Iwuala confirmed yesterday that the Enyimba stadium will come alive Sunday with the coveted Glo trophy.
“Pillars are getting the trophy right there at Aba after their match against Enyimba and we intend to make it a colorful one,” Iwuala said.
LMC will however keep a close tab on the other games, especially the Heartland versus Bayelsa tie at the Dan Anyiam stadium, Owerri and the Gombe, Abia Warriors clash in Gombe. While Gombe need a win to escape relegation, a victory for Warriors will see them finish on the top bracket for a continental ticket. Bayelsa on their part must get a result in owerri to avoid joining their Nembe City brothers on the painful journey to the less fancied lower division.