Kano Pillars technical adviser Ibrahim Musa has accused “inexperienced” Go Round FC of employing delay tactics and an overly physical approach in their victory over his side on Match Day 7 of the 2018/2019 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL).
Go Round saw off Kano Pillars 2 – 1 at the Krisdera Hotel Stadium in Omoku to record their first home victory in three matches. Akaba Otega put Go Round in front but Pillars captain Rabiu Ali equalized from a free kick to send the sides in level at the break. Adeseun Adelani scored what proved to be the winner for Go Round six minutes after the restart to leave the Sai Masu Gida in search of a first away win since they beat Sunshine Stars in Akure three seasons ago.
Musa wasn’t best pleased with Go Round’s approach in a match he says Pillars “were not supposed to lose” and the coach would like the Willy Udube tutored side to consider a change in approach.
“[Go Round FC] have a [good] team but they are lacking in experience,” Musa told the media after his side’s defeat.
“Even the technical bench they lack experience because they believe in delay tactics and kicking opponents and kicking opponents and [employing] delay tactics are not good for a good coach and a good team so they need to improve in those areas,” he said.
Pillars have enjoyed a topsy turvy start to the season so far and are sixth on the log having just won two of their seven games. Musa, reappointed to his role a couple of weeks ago after being let go at the end of the 2017/2018 season has also had a mixed start to his third stint at the helm of the club managing a solitary victory, a draw and two defeats in his first four games and will hope to get back to winning ways when Pillars host Yobe Desert Stars in Kano on Match Day 8.