The Technical Adviser of Kano Pillars Football Club, Abdu Maikaba, is urging national team coaches at the junior level to consider inviting Yusuf Abdullahi for future engagements. This call comes after a stellar performance by Abdullahi, who played a crucial role in Kano Pillars' 5-2 victory against Gombe United in their 2023/2024 Nigeria Premier Football League (NPFL) Week 11 encounter at Pantami Stadium in Gombe.
Expressing his excitement over the team's first away victory, Maikaba attributes the success to the determination, commitment, diligence, and the unwavering prayers from fans and well-wishers. He lauds Abdullahi's superb effort, describing the result as one of the best in recent times in the top flight, emphasizing the significant impact made by Yusuf Abdullahi, also known as Tsamage.
Abdu Maikaba, recalling the saying that everything has its appointed time, takes the opportunity to extend profound appreciation to the team's vociferous supporters for their unwavering dedication and zeal. He congratulates Yusuf Abdullahi, the 17-year-old attacker, as the man of the match, for not only creating shockwaves in the league but also setting remarkable records in the history of the round leather game nationwide. Abdullahi's outstanding achievements include being the youngest Kano Pillars player to score a hat trick, the first to achieve this away from home, and the first to score five goals in a single game.
The records set by Abdullahi during the 5-2 victory against Gombe United include being the youngest NPFL player to score a hat trick in the league and the youngest to achieve this away from home. The Pyramid city Boys, as Kano Pillars is known, will be looking to continue their impressive form in their next encounter against Akwa United on Match Day Twelve at Sani Abacha Stadium in Kofar Mata, scheduled for Wednesday.