Tribute: Bello Musa Kofar Mata (1988-2022)


By Jamilu Uba Adamu

Innallilhi waina illahi Raji'un (Surely, we belong to Allah and verily to Him do we return).

The Kano State Football family wake up this morning with devastating sad news of passing away of Former Kano Pillars player Bello Musa Kofar Mata.

Born and grow up at Kofar Mata quarters just a stone-throw away from where Kano Pillars FC use to play their home matches, his first steps as footballer were with the local teams such as Hamilton and Buffalo, before joining Kano Pillars in 2007. He scored eleven goals in 2007/2008 NPFL season which help Pillars clinch the NPFL title. In 2010 he  joined Heartland of Owerri, where he went on to win two FA cup in a row with Naze Millionaires. He also win another FA cup once with fc Ifeanyiubah.

After his sojourn with Heartland, he returned to Kano Pillars in 2012 and won the league tittle twice, under coach Baba Ganaru.

Late Bello Kofar Mata is definitely an NPFL legend. He is the first player to score a goal for the Home-based super eagles against Burkina Faso in Calabar, Cross River State. 

His vision, goal scoring ability and his commitment to the team make him loved by the Kano Pillars FC fans.

May Allah Grant him Aljannatoul firdous and give his family and Kano Pillars FC fans the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.

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