NPFL: Contrite Musa Aims to Lead Pillars to Victory in First Match Back (AUDIO)

He might have regained his dream job but for Ibrahim Musa there really hasn’t been plenty time to celebrate as he leads Kano Pillars away to Gombe United in an NPFL Matchday four fixture today.

Pillars started the season well enough defeating Heartland at home in their league opener but after dropping points at home last time out against Akwa United, Musa says victory against Gombe in their first away match of the season is vital to “compensate” for points dropped against Akwa United.

Having just rejoined the team after he was let go on the expiration of his contract at the end of last season, Musa says he will take a backseat and depend on his assistants to get the job done today.

“We are looking for the [win] because we lost two points at home though I [was] not with the team,” he told

“Even today, though I cannot say much about the team because I’ve been very far away from the team for the past two to three months, so I am asking my assistants to work hard and I give advice where I can so we are prepared to win to compensate for what we lost at home to Akwa.”

Musa who was reappointed to his position as technical adviser will forever be remembered as the manager in charge of Pillars when they threw away a three goal lead in thirteen minutes to lose the Aiteo Cup final on penalties to Enugu Rangers and it was after that incredible capitulation that the club declined to renew his contract.

Having experienced the wilderness of unemployment and the despair of losing a cherished position, Musa who has spent over thirteen years with the club in different capacities says he has found a renewed appreciation for his position and intends to make the most of his second chance.

“I have to respect my work much because when you don’t have work nobody can even call you or come to you,” he told on what he will be bringing to his job this time around.

“So I have to concentrate on my work with [much] tactical discipline, I got a lot of experience [from my last stint as technical adviser] so I have to work hard more than what I did the last time.”