The leadership of Kano Pillars Football Club has appealed to the NPFL Disciplinary Committee to reconsider its stance regarding the N12,250,000 (Twelve Million Two Hundred and Fifty Thousand Naira) fine imposed on the team. The fine was a result of alleged misconduct by some political thugs, leading to a delay in the live broadcast transmission and the throwing of objects onto the pitch in protest of the match official's decision during the NPFL Match Day 17 fixtures against visiting Plateau United at Sani Abacha Stadium, Kofar Mata, Kano.
The appeal is detailed in a letter signed by the club's Secretary, Comrade Sani Ibrahim Alias.
Kano Pillars expressed their complete condemnation of the act and implored the committee to administer justice with mercy while maintaining impartiality as an umpire dealing with such intricate issues.
The letter added that, considering the inherent fallibility of human beings, there is a need to approach the matter with a perspective that combines justice and mercy.
Without a doubt, supporters of Sai Masu Gida, enlightened by the fans' club, have consistently instilled the spirit of sportsmanship during matches. It has been the case in other parts of the world, questioning how a few troublemakers could disrupt the team's excellent performance in the ongoing league. The Sani Abacha Stadium has been a renowned structure nationwide, with stands packed whenever Kano Pillars play. Causing any issue that could lead to sanctions against the club is regrettable.
"As we believe that the matter will soon be resolved, we assure you that additional steps will be collectively taken by the Management and Leadership of the Fans' club to ensure the team maintains its prestigious position among other clubs in the country.
"It is our sincere wish that, as we seek your profound forgiveness over the mistakes committed by a few disguised individuals, our plea will be attentively considered for a rethink on the issue. We remain obedient," reads the letter.