Kano Pillars have defeated Kawo-Kaduna selected 3-0 in a pre-season friendly on Monday in Kaduna.
Newly-signed striker Musa Najere scored the opening goal through penalty in the 28th minute, before Kabiru Balogun and Nafiu Bala Kabuga scored the second and third goals.
Four-time Nigeria champions, Pillars have undergone a major reorganisation after they finished a disappointing seventh last season.
Tukur Babangida has returned as chairman, while Coach Kadiri Ikhana is expected to re-enact the magic he performed when Pillars won their first championship in 2008.
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