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In their quest to find a replacement for first choice goalkeper Theophilus Affelokhai who left for Enyimba, Kano Pillars were rebuffed in their attempt to sign Nigeria U-23 shot stopper.

Owngoalnigeria.com gathered that Emmanuel Daniel who recently got married was sounded out by the Kano based outfit but he turned down the chance to dump Enugu Rangers.

Daniel according to our findings thought it wise to remain at Enugu Rangers where he is guarantee to get games that will make him a better goalkepper before the Olympics unlike at Kano Pillars where he might struggle to get games.

However we also learnt the ex Ranchers Bees and Shooting Stars net minder is hoping to take his trade abroad after the Olympics where he hopes to put himself in the shop window with performances siimilar to his showing at the U-23 AFCON.

He was the star of the show for Nigeria saving three spotkicks and producing saves that went a long way in announcing him to the rest of world.