The technical crew of Kano Pillars Football Club were involved in an accident on their way back from Ilorin where they lost 3-0 to Warri Wolves in a quarter final game of the 2013 Federation Cup.
The three coaches of the Sai Masu team are presently in a Kano hospital receiving treatment after the fatal accident that occurred in Gangarida, Ikara Local Government Area of Kaduna.
“The bus that was carrying the coaches was on top speed and one of the front tyres bust in motion and the bus swerved off the road and collided with a packed trailer,” Kano Pillars media officer, Idris Malikawa explained.
“It took place at Gangarida in Ikara Local Government Area of Kaduna state at about 2 pm. But before it collided with the trailer, it hit a road side mechanic called Abdu who died on the spot.
“The coaches that were in the bus include the technical adviser, Baba Ganaru, chief coach Aliyu Makaiba and Kabiru Baleria.
“They were injured and were immediately rushed to Kwanar Dangora Clinic in the town where they were given first aid treatment. When they recovered and were able to regain consciousness, they were transferred to Murtala Hospital, Kano.
Kano Pillars will welcome Akwa United in a league week 23 encounter in Kano, but the media officer the club said he is not sure if the coaches will on stand for game.
“We are not sure they will recover fully for the League game against Akwa United this weekend in Kano. But for now they are recovering and we will see whether they can come for the game,” Malikawa said.