Mohammed Baba Ganaru Appointed As Yobe Desert Stars Head Coach

Mohammed Baba Ganaru has been appointed the head coach of newly-promoted Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) team, Yobe Desert Stars.

The ex-Kano Pillars and Wikki Tourists handler signed the dotted lines on Tuesday in Damaturu to take over the reins from former coach Mustapha Audu, who guided the team to the top flight.

The soft-spoken tactician led Kano Pillars to back-to-back NPFL titles in 2012 and 2013 before joining Wikki Tourists following an underwhelming performance with the Sai Masu Gida in 2014.

He is expected to at least, help the Damaturu-based club maintain their NPFL status following their return to the top flight after a 15-year absence.

Yobe Desert Stars will participate in 2017/18 NPFL season after they finished as runners-up to Kwara United in the Northern Conference of the Nigeria National League (NNL) last season.