BAUCHI STATE CELEBRATES CONTINENTAL SOCCER VICTORY

Youth football in Nigeria experienced a bounding leap recently when the Bauchi State Governor’s contingent which featured in the ECOWAS State Governors’ Youth Football  Championship in Ghana rose against all odds to clinch the golden cup of the 2nd edition of the tournament which took place 3rd-10th July 2018. The State Government, the players and their officials have determined that Nigerian football will reap the full benefit of this rugger feat.

These facts came into public light at the conference hall of the state Ministry for Local Government Affairs Thursday 19th of July 2018 when the triumphant team and their officials presented the golden trophy to the Hon Commissioner for Local Government Affairs, Bar Nasuruddeen Mohammed, whose Ministry financially ensure that the team featured in the tournament, for onward delivery to His Excellency, the Executive Governor of Bauchi State, Bar. Mohammed Abubakar.

Chairman of Youths Sports Federation of Nigeria, Justice Habibu Idris Shall (right) presenting the golden cup to the Hon. Commissioner for Local Government, Bar Nasuruddeen Mohammed.

Led by the Bauchi State Chairman of Youth Sports Federation of Nigeria, Justice Habibu Idris Shall and other officials, the team credited their successes to the unflinching faith the State Governor placed on them by approving the use of the state’s scarce financial resources the team needed for the tournament and the collective strong will of players and officials of the team, promising that the sky is their limit if such morale encouragement is sustained.

Cross-section of players, Officials and Transition Chairmen who witnessed the event.

Cross-section of Hon. Commissioner, Chairman Youths Sport Federation and other officials at the event.

Receiving the trophy on behalf of the governor, the Hon Commissioner for Local Government Affairs who expressed his concerns that his counterpart in the Ministry of Sports would not misunderstand the even as a deliberate encroachment into his Ministry’s mandate area told the jubilant gathering of players, their officials and almost all the Transition Chairmen of the state’s Local Government Councils that unflinching faith is the mother of success in all human endeavors. He told them that nurturing the faith to win must at all times be completed with the willingness to accept defeats when it comes as that is the reason why international sporting events such as the one in which the team has been victorious have become the world’s best ambassadors. He promised to deliver the trophy to His Excellency, the State’s governor and assured them the governor, in his proven love for sports development, will ensure that their victory is not just a victory for Bauchi state and its people, but a well-earned and well-sung victory for Nigeria.

Important Personalities that graced the occasion.

A group photograph with players, officials and the Hon Commissioner with his management staff.

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