- Kabiru Baleria who was former Kano Pillars coach is dead
- Baleria was assistant to Emmanuel Amunike in the 2016 Nigerian U20 team
- The former player battled against depression before he died in Kano
Football families in Nigeria have once again been thrown into deep mourning following the untimely death of former Kano Pillars coach Kabiru Baleria.
Kabiru Baleria faced serious battle against depression for some months where he received treatments in many hospitals in Kano before he died on Tuesday evening, February 25.
According to the investigation carried out by Legit.ng after his demise, Kabiru Baleria got sick after his wife ran away to America with his three children.
His wife called him to forget about her and his children when she got to America, and this was said to have given Kabiru Baleria serious hypertension.
Top football administrators and families tried to speak with Kabiru Baleria's wife in efforts to convince him to return to Kano state, but all efforts were futile.
Kabiru Baleria started his career as a footballer with Kano Pillars where he played for five seasons before he moved to Elkanemi Warriors and returned to Kano after two terms in Maiduguri.
His career in football did not go well before he quit and went for coaching courses before returning to Kano Pillars as Team Manager.
He was the Team Manager at Kano Pillars when former coach Mohammed Baba Ganaru won the League title back to back. Kabiru Baleria also worked under Kadiri Ikhana and Okey Emordi.
In January 2019, Kabiru Baleria was made Kano Pillars interim head coach in which his first match in charge of the Sai Masugida was 2-0 win over ElKanemi Warriors.
Meanwhile, Kano Pillars are currently occupying 10th position on the Nigeria Professional Football League table this season after 20 games played so far.
Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun state paid a condolence visit to the family of late Remo Stars player Tiamiyu Kazeem who lost his life in the hands of the SARS operative.
While speaking with all the family members of the late footballer, Governor Dapo Abiodun reiterated his promise to make sure that those involved in the untimely death of Tiamiyu get proper prosecution.
He also promised that the Ogun state Government will do all their best to make sure that the family of Tiamiyu is not abandoned after his demise.
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