Ahmed Musa, Kano Pillars mourn Bello Ƙofarmata

Bello Kofarmata

Super Eagles captain Ahmed Musa has joined his boyhood club Kano Pillars in mourning a former forward Bello Ƙofarmata.

Kofarmata died at the age of 34 on Tuesday in Kano after a brief illness.

He was buried on Wednesday in accordance with Islamic customs.

In a tweet, Kano Pillars bade their former hero goodbye.

“RIP legend, Bello Musa Ƙofarmata. A very sad day for us and our teeming fans,” the club said.

Musa, who also starred for the club, liked the post.

Kofarmata signed for Kano’s Buffalo FC in 2007. He joined Kano Pillars in the same year and left in 2010 to join Heartland FC of Owerri, then switched to Elkanemi Warriors of Maiduguri in 2012. He then returned to Kano Pillars.

With Kano Pillars, Kofarmata won the Nigerian Premier League in 2007-08 and was with 11 goals the top goalscorer.

Late Kofarmata was part of Nigeria’s contingent to the 2007 FIFA U20 World Cup in Canada. He made his Super Eagles debut in March 2010, coming on as a substitute in the 5-2 friendly match win over DR Congo in Abuja.