The head coach of Kano Pillars Volleyball Club, Musa Babamusa has expressed optimism that his team can shock the continent at this year’s African Club Championship.
Kano Pillars emerged champions of the men’s category of the 2021 Nigeria Volleyball Premier League.
Babamusa told www.aclsports.com expressed happiness with the team’s progress in the country.
He said, “After this trophy, our focus will be shifted to preparations for the 2022 African Club Championship. “We will resume camp early and our experience that helped us in dominating Nigeria volleyball for 17 years and Africa in 5 years will go a long way in making Nigerians proud when hostilities resume at the continent next year.”
“First I give glory to God, as we could not have won this trophy without God. I thank Ibrahim Galadima who is a formidable sport administrator, for the programme that we are having in Kano, then secondly, if you watch Kano Pillars progression this season, every year, we are moving one step ahead. Last year we came second and I said 2021 will be our year.
“I told you in 2019 that Kano Pillars will win the league in 2021 and you can see that with hard work and consistency, the trophy is already ours.”
He however admitted that playing against Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Spikers was the toughest on their road to winning the league.
“Playing COAS Spikers in the final phase was our most difficult team. We beat them in the first phase 3-0 having a minor score below 20 and to my greatest shock, Kano Pillars later suffered defeat to COAS in 3-2 hard fought game. This made Kano Pillars to buckle up and NSCDC became our easiest opponent in the second phase. It’s has always been easy to beat NSCDC not the first time.”