Pillars’ Isah happy with winning return

Pillars’ Isah happy with winning return

Kano Pillars goalkeeper Danladi Isah is delighted to make a return from an injury that sidelined him for over eight weeks.

Isah returned to Pillars’ starting lineup in Sunday’s 2-0 victory over Abia Warriors in their NPFL match Day 35 clash at the Sani Abacha Stadium.

Isah copped a thigh injury in Pillars’ victory over his former side, Sunshine Stars on June 11 and that followed a bout of illness which further kept the former Sharks FC goalkeeper on the sidelines.

“I am very delighted to be back after the injury I had on Match Day 21, now is Match Day 35. It has been a long time out but I thank God and it feels really good to be back,” Isah told ACLSports on Monday.

“It is also very good that I won with the team on my return against Abia Warriors in Kano.

“I have been on the bench for two games now so when the team’s handlers called on me to play, I was happy to take chance.”

Sunday’s victory took Pillars to 7th on the log, but with absolutely no chance of catching up on league leaders Plateau United. Isah rued his team’s failings this year and remains confident they will come back stronger next season.

“The season didn’t go the way we planned it because we made certain mistakes at some point. The players, the coaches and the management but we will be back.

“We have learnt from the mistakes and we know the club deserves to be on top so we will surely fight for it next season.”

Pillars dispensed with ailing former coach Kadiri Ikhana midway through the season and that culminated in a slide for the side which effectively ended any title hopes.

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