Pillars Appoint French Tactician As New Technical Adviser


Kano pillars have announced the appointment of French tactician, Mr. Lionel Emmanuel Soccoia as the technical adviser that will lead the Aiteo cup holders, to the forthcoming 2020/2021 CAF confederations cup.

The French trainer Lionel Soccoia has previously coached CF Mounana, AFAD Djekanou, Black Leopards, African Lyon and CIFAS all in Africa.

Lionel Soccoia
Kano Pillars New Technical Adviser Lionel Soccoia

According to the chairman of the pride of the pyramid city, Alhaji Surajo Shaaibu Yahaya Jambul, said the Governor has given the approval in order to ensure that the Sai Masu Gida fulfil all the necessary requirements sets up by the Confederation of African Football, CAF.

The continent’s apex football body has given directives to all participating clubs for the 2020/2021 CAF club football competitions to hired coaches that has CAF ‘A’ Licensing or its equivalent.

Lionel Soccoia
Kano Pillars New Technical Adviser Lionel Soccoia

Also the Media Officer of the club, Rilwanu Idris Malikawa, added that the new coach is already in the country and will be unveiled on Wednesday, 21st October, 2020.

“We concluded all the necessary contractual agreement with him and he will signed a one year contract for us as soon as he arrived Kano on Wednesday, Alhaji Surajo said.

Lionel Soccoia
New Kano Pillars TA Lionel Soccoia

The chairman pointed out that the appointment of the new coach will not temper with club technical crew members but they might be some little adjustment as regards to their responsibilities in the club.

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