Abuja - Nigeria U20 defender Zaharadeen Bello has recounted his experience
of playing professional football for the first time with hometown club, Kano
The central defender made his professional debut in the just ended
Nigeria Professional Football League season for former champions, Kano Pillars
and he has narrated his experience.
"I feel excited that I have played for Kano Pillars. Three,
four years ago before I played for the Under-17 national team I was just a fan
of the club. I watched Rabiu Ali, Gambo Mohammed and Theophilus Afelokhai back
then because they are heroes at the club. Having the opportunity to play with
them is a good feeling for me. I am really excited that my dream came to
pass," he told npfl.ng.
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"It was good to be among the supporters and see the team win
the league three times," he said.
Speaking further, Bello also admitted he has received tremendous
support from the management and players of the club since he made his debut.
"Since playing in the league I have got so much encouragement
from the players, fans and officials at Kano Pillars. I am impressed by the way
I have been treated at Kano Pillars and that has really encouraged me," he