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Edo 2020: Team Bayelsa In Early Top Ride Delta Trails.

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By Abdulgafar Oladimeji.

Team Bayelsa occupy top of the medals log at the 20th edition of the ongoing National Sports Festival, NSF with eight gold medals.

The Bayelsans are trailed by their arch rivals from Team Delta with seven gold medals, in their pouch, while the host Team Edo are third on the log with 5 gold medals.

As at on Tuesday afternoon, hours to the commencement of the official opening ceremony, the trio Niger Delta states are deep neck in the battle for NSF 2020 supremacy , our correspondent reports that the mass number of the medals won by the trio state were fetched from swimming and combat events.

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Meanwhile Edo has taken dominance of cricket events, the host won gold in Cricket 6 Aside Women event beating their opponents from Lagos.

Edo Boys also edge past Kwara in Cricket 6 Aside to record gold medal.

Delta State swimmer, Forsight Osamuzu created a record in swimming breast stroke returning a time of 1.06.66 to dismiss the swimming record set and held by Rivers State born swimmer, Williams.

It would be recalled that Bayelsa state governor , Douye Diri has assured the state contingent that they would be rewarded handsomely, if they tumble the past towering dominance of the past games by Delta and Edo state.

Edo state governor, Godwin Obaseki, who emphasized on the essence on exihibiting the spirit of sportsmanship also doled out strategies to motivate the state athletes to.procced to top the medals log.

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Ten Facts About The New NFF President, Ibrahim Musa Gusau

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Ibrahim Gusau NFF President with Abdallah Sharif Nigeria's Under 17 Media Officer

 

*1.* Ibrahim Musa Gusau is the incumbent Zamfara State FA Chairman a position he has been holding for a decade.

*2.* Ibrahim Gusau was the Zamfara State Sports Commission Chairman from 2009-2010.

*3.* Gusau was a one time special adviser to Zamfara State governor on Environment.

*4.* The newly elected NFF President is a civil servant and an accountant by profession who rose through the ranks to become Director of Finance in Zamfara State.

*5.* Gusau is an astute administrator who served in public sector for over three decades in his home state of Zamfara.

*6.* Ibrahim Gusau served as SA to former NFF President, Alh. Aminu Maigari.

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*7.* Ibrahim Gusau defeated Senator Ifeanyi Ubah with a landslide victory to emerge as Chairman of Chairmen for the second time in a row in 2018 Katsina NFF election.

*8.* The new NFF President was the NFF’s sub Committee Chairman on security under the Pinnick led NFF Executive Committee and  is also CAF’s safety security officer.

*9.* Ibrahim Musa Gusau served as a member of CAF’s CHAN organising committee.

*10.* Gusau was in April this year appointed as a  member of CAF Youth Organizing Committee saddled with the responsibility of organising AFCON U17, U20, and U23.

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Sub Committees Inaugurated For Galadima Cup

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The organisers of the maiden edition of Alhaji Ibrahim Galadima football league has inaugurated six sub committees aimed at ensuring the success and hitch free tournament.

The chairman of the organizing committee, Engr. Suleiman Musa stated this while inaugurating the committee ahead of the championship.

Engr Sulaiman Musa explained that organizing and disciplinary committee has himself as chairman,
Ibrahim Umar Fagge FIFA and the team manager of Kano Pillars FC, Sani Lawan would serve as members while Security committee will be headed by the manager of Sani Abacha Stadium Kofar Mata, Surajo Usman Tudun,
Kabiru Bawa,
Salisu Fagge Zumunta and the vice chairman of Kano state Football Association,
Aminu Muhammad china to serve as members.

He added that the Development and Technicalities committee has Magistrate Ibrahim Gwadabe as chairman, Aminu strikers and Mike Anike members and the Media and Publicity Committee will be headed by Ado Salisu of Abubakar Rimi Television (ARTV), Ibrahim Umar Fagge FIFA and Kabiru Bawa to serve as members.

Engr Sulaiman Musa, however, said that the Finance committee has the former General Manager of Kano Pillars and one time Director in the state KNUPDA,
Abba Muhammad Fagge as chairman while Mr.Mike Anike co chairman, Ibrahim Gwadabe, Surajo Usman Tudun Wada and Sani Lawan would serve as members.

The chairman then charged the commitees to continue to do their best towards the success of the competition.

Meanwhile, Samba Kurna will confront Super Stars in the opening ceremony of the match scheduled to hold on Sunday, 2nd October at Sani Abacha Stadium Kofar Mata by 4pm.

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Assembly urges Kano govt to settle outstanding N109m owed Kano Pillars FC

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The Kano State House of Assembly has urged Kano State Government to settle all the outstanding debt owed the club which amounts to N109 million.

The assembly made the call during Wednesday’s plenary session presided over by the Speaker, Alhaji Hamisu Chidari, after the presentation of a report by house committee on Youth and Sport.

The house set up the committee to investigate the relagation Kano Pillars football club from the Nigeria Professional Football League .

Presenting the report of the committee, Alhaji Nuradeen Ahmad, chairman house committee on Youth and Sport,called on the state government to make disbursement of Kano Pillars on quarterly bases rather than monthly, because monthly disbursement makes the club not readily available with cash at its coffers, unlike quarterly where they have cash readily available to use whenever need arises.

“The house called on the management of the club and stakeholders in the state to be united and be more prudent in managing its own generated revenues, so as to not to solely rely on state government subvention.

“The assembly also called on the state government to renovate Kano Pillars stadium in order to host matches and other tournaments.

“The house called on the state government to provide permanent offices and camp for the management of the club and also recruit experienced , competent and skillful players and coaches without compromising professionalism during recruitment.

 

The lawmakers after deliberations on the issue, adopted the report and called on the state government to look into the issue.

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