Kano Pillars striker Gambo Mohammed has promised that his club will win a fourth league title this season to make up for an early exit from the CAF Champions League, KickOffNigeria.com reports.
Pillars, Nigeria champions for the past two seasons, crashed out of the Champions League in the preliminary rounds to AS Vita of DR Congo.
And Gambo has promised that the club will make up for this disappointment.
“We are looking forward and ready to successfully defend the title to compensate for our teeming fans who we let down because we failed to go beyond preliminary round in the CAF Champions League, which nobody is happy about,” Gambo said.
The Super Eagles forward was his team’s hero in the opening game of the season when his stoppage time goal ensured they shared the spoils with visiting Sunshine Stars.
He will miss Sunday’s high-profile clash at Enugu Rangers due to injury, but said he hopes to post a more productive campaign.
“I scored eight goals in the league last season, I want to score more this term. I also wish to have an injury- free campaign,” he said.
Meanwhile, Pillars coach Okey Emordi says he feels nothing special about facing his former club Rangers in Enugu on Sunday.
The former African Coach of the Year joined Pillars this season, after parting ways with Rangers at the end of last season.
“No special feeling facing my former side, it’s a normal game with normal preparations for an important game,” KickOffNigeria.com quoted the former Enyimba coach as saying on Friday.
The former international added that his side had prepared for the encounter and were looking forward to defeating Rangers. He however admitted that the fixture would be a difficult one.
“We’ve done our very best as humans preparing for the game. I only believe our best will be good enough to give us a good result. It won’t be an easy game but I’m certain we’ll get something positive from it,” he said.