Kano Pillars new signing, Bature Yaro and creative midfielder, Kamal Sikiru both escaped a car accident in Kano on Wednesday morning.
The duo were heading to Kano from Jos, in other to join their Kano Pillars teammates to resume preparations for the 2018/2019 Nigeria Professional League (NPFL) season when the accident took place.
Speaking to Sportlens360 after the incident, Bature Yaro shared how he escaped unhurt in the accident with Kamal, despite the car getting burnt in the process.
‘The accident happened few miles away from Kano. There was a car at the middle of the road at a bend, and we tried to avoid the car, only to face the bush and our car tumbled. It was Kamal’s car and after the tumbling, We were still checking if anyone was injured, when a young boy shouted from outside that one of the tyres was burning. We tried our best to stop the fire but no avail. All the petrol station around said their fire extinguishers were expired and even cars we stopped couldn’t help too’. He said.
The former Nasarawa United midfielder was full of thanks to God for leaving the accident unhurt.
‘It was Chris Madaki’s car that came to our rescue by picking up our load, which we had offloaded when the fire initially started, but we thank God for life, although the car was a new one and was worth about #3.5million’.
Kano Pillars signed Bature Yaro and about seven other players after losing the Aiteo Cup finals in a dramatic fashion to Enugu Rangers, letting a 3-goal lead slip away.