Kano Pillars coach Abdu Maikaba has quit his post over “unbearable conditions” at the Nigeria champions.
A top source said: “Maikaba has resigned as Pillars coach. He has informed technical adviser Okey Emordi accordingly.”
However, Pillars officials refused to confirm the resignation of the respected coach.
The former Enyimba coach led Pillars to the recent pre-season Super 4 in Abuja.
He assisted Mohammed Babaganaru to ensure Pillars successfully retained the league championship in October.
He is widely known for his eye for top talent having worked at the defunct Buffalo FC of Kano and FC Abuja during which time he produced the likes of Gambo Mohammed, Anthony Ujah and Nosa Igiebor.
A massive re-organisation is ongoing at Pillars after they crashed out of the CAF Champions League last weekend.
The board led by Abba Yola and the top management have been sacked after the Kano State Government said the club’s exit was “unacceptable”.