Lagos - Kano Pillars manager Okey Emordi has praised the spirit of his players after they beat Bayelsa United 2-0 in the Nigeria Football League.
Despite it being the second week of the season, it was Pillars' first game of the campaign.
The club was forced to reschedule their opening fixture because of an armed robbery attack that left several of their players injured. Ermordi says the win is even more special because of the tragedy.
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"The win means a lot to us as a team because we've been through a lot in the last one week," he said.
"The armed robbery attack was a bad one and we missed the Heartland game because of that.
"But to have come from that setback so soon to win our first game of the season means so much.
"Even some of the players that were injured in the attack featured and played well in the win and that says a lot about the spirit and culture of this club.
"The ultimate desire of course was to get all three points which we did, but given what we've been through, it definitely means a lot more."For the latest on national news, politics, sport, entertainment and more follow us on Twitter and like our Facebook page.