Kano state governor has unveiled the current Super Eagle Coach Salisu Yusuf (D–Black) as the new technical adviser for Kano Pillars football club AKA (Sai Masu Gida).
Governor Ganduje who was represented by his deputy Nasir Yusuf Gawuna mandated the new technical adviser to bring his wealth of experience for the development of the team.
According to him, “Salisu D-Black is highly experienced, having coached the Super Eagles National Team. We have confidence with him at the helm of the affairs, we will return the club to its rightful place in the Nigerian and Continental Football. This is your home therefore you are welcome back,” Ganduje said.
He however assures of continued support and commitment of the State Government towards general sports development in the state.
In the same vein, Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has distributed cheques worth 96 million Naira to 47 football clubs in the State participating in the National league.
According to him, the funds would help the amateur teams to participate in the 2021/2022 National league season.
The Governor also stated that all the 10 teams participating in Division 1 each will receive 3 million Naira, the 29 teams from division 2 each will get 2 million Naira while 8 teams from division 3 each will have 1 million Naira respectively.
“This is a promise made and fulfilled by the State Government, we appreciate the club owners for their efforts in managing the teams and also for engaging the youths as these will prevent them from social vices. We also appreciate the efforts of the State Football Association through initiating standard tournaments for the youths“.
Speaking, the Commissioner Of Youth and Sports Development,Kabiru Ado Lakwaya described the programme as human development initiated by the Ganduje administration to promote sports activities.
He then revealed that his ministry is collaborating with Coca-Cola to train twenty thousand youths from the State as part effort of empowering them.
The event which took place at coronation hall Kano state government house has in attendance former NFF boss and the current chairman Kano state sports commission Alh Ibrahim Galadima, chairman NFF referee’s committee and FA chairman Kano state Sharif Inuwa Ahlan. Other sports stakeholders and club owners.