Goalkeeper Danladi Isah did not make the final cut for Kano Pillars squad.
The former Plateau United goalkeeper was dropped at the Pillars training camp in Lokoja just days after he quit the Akwa United training camp in Uyo.
However, Enyimba goalkeeper Olufemi Thomas made the final squad.
Kano Pillars retained goalkeepers Yusuf Muhammed and Pius Ibrahim from last season.
Two players from relegated Ikorodu United made the final cut.