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Published On: Wed, Aug 27th, 2014

Galadima urges Kano state govt to support retired footballers

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Former chairman of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Alhaji Ibrahim Galadima has urged the Kano State government to support the activities of retired footballers in the state.

Galadima, who spoke at an award ceremony organized by Kano Ex Footballers Association, which was held at the Kofar Mata Indoor Sports Hall, commended the association for their tireless service to football.

“I continue to commend your activities, and your services to the game, I think you should be called Veteran footballers and not ex-footballers,” said Galadima

“If you are retired you would not have gone to Kaduna and won the second place trophy, in the Sardauna Memorial Unity competition, in a competition that featured other states, we appeal to the state government to support your activities.”

The chairman of the group, Rabiu Mahmud popularly referred to as “Pele” in his soccer hey days stated that, the decision to honor the recipients was in efforts to encourage those in the sector, adding that, the award will motivate others to strive more in the area of sports development.

According to him, one time NFF henchman, Alhaji Ibrahim Galadima worked tirelessly in the pursuit of the development of sports in the state, adding that, Galadima’s contribution towards sports development was enviable.

Rabiu said “Kano Ex-Footballers are in the know of certain personalities who have sacrificed so much for the development of sports and Alhaji Ibrahim Galadima stands out, for Nasiru Gawuna, his contribution towards the development of our youths you can not ignore, today he is the president of YSFON, Gawuna is never tired of investing his resources in developing our youths in sports.


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