Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.


Heartland, Pillars resume rivalry

29 May 2013, 09:48Augustine Osayande

Abuja - The top-of-the-table clash between Heartland and Kano Pillars is the pick of the crop in this weekend’s round of Nigeria Premiership matches.

Separated by goal difference, the two sides, placed top and second in the log respectively, will contest the replay in the neutral venue in Abuja on Saturday.

The initial fixture was last month abandoned following crowd trouble at Kano Stadium.

The match was still goalless after police shot and injured a fan, forcing Heartland to abandon the match on safety grounds.

Pillars striker Kabiru Umar said his team was not deterred by that piece of history leading to the match but was aiming for a positive result to topple their rivals off the top of the table.

“We would have loved this game be played in Kano, but the decision has been made to replay it in Abuja. This is a game we must win to reclaim the top spot. I know it won't be easy but we will beat them,” he said.

Heartland leads the standings on 26 points, the same number of points with reigning champions Pillars, who have an inferior goal difference.

The last completed match between the two saw Heartland beat Pillars 2-0 to win the annual Charity Shield in December.

- CAJ News


Read News24’s Comments Policy

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Read more from our Users

Nigeria @ 56: Words to my green f...

A leader’s job is not to dictate, but rather to be respected, admired and be a trustee, of the land we love, with so much potential, a land which should be freer than free. Its still a long way to fufilling our destiny! Read more...

Submitted by
Isaac Asabor263
Recession: An opportunity for Nig...

The recession should be seen as an opportunity for the country’s promotion as long as we all collectively conduct ourselves in a patriotic manner, writes Isaac Asabor.  Read more...

Submitted by
Black and White

We want to imitate the whites in everything because we are ignorant of our inherent originality and content. We spend all our Naira to acquire his inventions because we so oblivious of our natural endowments that we allow him have it for free. Read more...

Submitted by
Nate Nat
Adamawa State University Mubi: A ...

ADSU integrity forum has accused the Sunday Joshua Wugira, a lawyer, of adopting unorthodox tactics by abusing his privilege by attacking the integrity of ADSU Vice Chancellor Dr. Moses Zira Zaruwa, writes a News24 reader. Read more...

Submitted by
Abdulsalam Jubril
My Country Nigeria (Part One)

Poetry by Abdulsalam Jubril.

Submitted by
Abdulsalam Jubril
Recession, dearth in leadership a...

Every leader has the opportunity to become great and making himself immortal in the lives and hearts of people for generations to come. Will Mr. President seize this opportunity?, questions Abdulsalam Jubril. Read more...