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Confusion Envelope National Sports Festival In Edo.

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By Abdulgafar Oladimeji.

The ongoing 20th edition of the National Sports Festival in Benin , Edo state capital is soaked in confusion owing to the diametrical statements attributed to the host state and the federal ministry of youths and sports development.

Edo state government late on Wednesday issued a statement disclosing it’s resolve to bring the games to an abrupt end on Thursday by 12 noon.

The statement issued by the project manager media and communication, Edo 2020, Ebomhana Musa alleged that the federal government has failed to redeem it’s financial pledge to the state.

Musa warned that the games villages would be brought to an abrupt closure by 12 noon on Thursday.

The federal ministry of youths and sports development in a statement issued on Thursday morning(today) directed athletes and coaches to continue with their business at the games.

The statement signed by an assistant director in the ministry, Ramon Balogun said the host state due to Covid -19 had requested for financial assistance from. the federal government through the ministry.

He explained that “the ministry has since been at work to secure the financial assistance , which it believe is being processed.”

Our correspondent reports that the diametrical statements have kept athletes , coaches and residents in a confused state.

An athlete ,who spoke under the condition of customary anonymity said “we are all confused, honestly, we have suffered enough, no enough food at the games villages and now they are saying , we may leave, so all our efforts and training will be wasted.
” we are beginning governor Obaseki and president Buhari not to let us down.”
Further, residents have continued to dig for information to ascertain the true situation.

A shop owner in Adolor area in the city, Samuel said ” this is embarrassing , they want to embarrass our state.,”

A commercial bus driver , who plies Ugbowu , Ring road routes in the ancient kingdom said ” how can they do this to us, imagine , our governor should not allow them to disgrace us ooh.,”

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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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Ibrahim Galadima

 

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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