NPFL: Kano Pillars unveil Salisu Yusuf  as Head Coach 

NPFL: Kano Pillars unveil Salisu Yusuf  as Head Coach 

Kano Pillars have unveiled former Rangers International gaffer Salisu Yusuf as head coach ahead of the 2021/2022 NPFL season, reports.

The 59-year-old, who was at Rangers for two years, was unveiled at the Kano State Government House on Wednesday as the Sai Masu Gida prepare for the 2021/22 Nigeria Professional Football League season.

Yusuf, who opted not to extend his contract at the Cathedral after leading them to a seventh-place finish last season, is expected to take over the reins from coach Ibrahim Musa “Jugunu”, who took over from Lionel Soccoia after the Frenchman reportedly left his role back in March. 

Meanwhile, it will be recalled that the Nigeria Football Federation announced his return to the Super Eagles set up as Gernot Rohr’s assistant last month.  

The Zaria-born tactician once worked with the Kano side and led them to the league title at the expense of Heartland FC of Owerri in 2008. He has also previously worked at Enyimba, where he won the Federation Cup title with them in 2013.

Upon his return to the club, Yusuf has been tasked with the responsibility of taking the four-time league champions back to the continent after they missed out by just two points last season.

The 2021/22 NPFL season is expected to get underway later this month.

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