Ganduje to club owners: Encourage new talents, innovation, cooperation on sports
By Mahmud Gambo Sani
Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano State has charged club owners and players across the country to be cooperative and develop new talents on sporting activities.
The Governor made this call when he received officials of the ongoing Ahlan Pre-season Tournament holding in Kano led by the Chairman Club Owners Association of Nigeria, Barrister Isaac Danladi in his office.
Ganduje represented by his Deputy, Alhaji Nasiru Yusuf Gawuna said football being the most popular sport not only in Nigeria but the world over, there is need for cooperation as well as sportsmanship among the players to ensure speedy progress of the profession.
“We want to see that club owners and players are working harmoniously. Let us work together no matter what happen because that is a game. We do it for the pleasure of our people and the development of our talents,” he maintained.
The Governor therefore implored the club owners to continue to encourage new innovations that promote sporting activities within and outside the state.
Ganduje said: “You have brought out innovations in terms of giving out to the society and that helps a lot in maintaining the good cordial relationship between your association and the people.
“Not only that, you have brought out the pleasure aspect of the game in terms of cultural performance and other social entertainment that also remains very vital and is something that attracts more people to come and embrace the competition,” he noted.
He declared that the present administration is giving so much attention not only to football but to all sporting activities in the State, stressing that…”Kano State has recently participated at the National Youth Games that took place in Kwara State and our players performed excellently well.”
Earlier, the team leader and Chairman Club Owners Association of Nigeria, Barrister Isaac Danladi had said they were at the Government House to brief the Governor on the ongoing pre-season tournament and seek for his blessings and support.
“This is the third time the tournament is being organised here in Kano and it is going to be one of the best in the country. We know Kano is a sport-loving area and that is why the best tournament is brought here,” he revealed.