Inform Pillars Give Emordi Breather

Okey Emordi had arrived Kano to manage Glo Premier League cup holders, Kano Pillars in circumstances that was deemed divisive by keen watchers of the club.
He had been interviewed for the job with three others including a former Pillars coach, Kadiri Ikhana who like Emordi had won the CAF Champions League with Enyimba International but it took awhile before the outcome of the interview was made public.
And when it was eventually announced, the Club was already neck deep in the build up to the CAF Champions League play-offs while the Glo Premier League season kick-off was a few weeks away.
After a less-convincing start to his reign as Pillars’ chief tactician which culminated in the team’s exit at the first hurdle in the CAF Champions League and also a league position as low as 17th after Matchday 9 round of games, the team looks like it has picked up steam in recent weeks and now find themselves in 6th position with 22 points, eight adrift of leaders Sharks.
After earning a point in Omoku on Match Day 16, Emordi looked back at the turbulent weeks and the new turn to their title defense and attributed the surge of recent good run of form to dedication and discipline.
It is not as though he has changed the squad that started off the season but in a post-match chat with lmc-ng.org, Emordi who voluntarily departed Rangers at the end of last season admitted there was pressure during the turbulent start to the season.
“Naturally when a team is not doing well, even in classrooms if a student is not doing well, there will be pressure from the parents for him to wake up. Naturally there will be pressure if a team is not doing well. It is just to help to push the team or the coach up. It was pressure and nothing else”, Emordi said.
And now that the team is currently on an unbeaten sequence spanning seven games, we also asked Emordi what magic worked the turnaround for his team. His response was straight-forward “There has been no magic except that we are prayerful and with dedication and discipline. All these things have helped us a lot”.
After emerging from their long trip to the South with a point at Nembe City, Pillars next have three back-to-back home ties including two against top three teams Sharks and Enyimba but Emordi remains confident his team will do well in the upcoming games.
“We are looking forward to the games and God-willing we shall be victorious. We want to extend our run not just with draws but victories too and we’re confident we will”, Emordi enthused.


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