Kebbi State Governor, Senator Abubakar Atiku Bagudu, was among thousands of enthusiastic football fans who thronged Kano City, Nigeria’s commercial hub, Sunday, to witness the final match of the maiden APC North West Unity Cup, 2020.
This was contained in a press statement signed by YAHAYA SARKI , Special Adviser (SA) Media to Kebbi State Governor.
Sports watchers will not however be surprised as Bagudu, who is also an ardent sports fan, especially football, has remained unwaveringly committed to bolstering sports development in Kebbi State.
He has also been steadily encouraging youths participation in sporting activities, especially the game of football, within and outside Nigeria.
Interestingly, Kebbi State has also remained a pacesetter in the country and Africa, especially in beach soccer.
During the final football match, Kebbi State team, locked horns with the Kano team,with each team fiercely creating scoring chances to the admiration of the fans.
However, the match finally ended up 0-0 at the expiration of 90 minutes of play, but the Kano team won, 2-1, via penalty kicks.
Bagudu, who was the Special Guest at the football match, commended the efforts and resilience of the Kebbi Team for holding the host Team to a 90 minutes goalless draw, on their home soil.
” Our boys did well, getting to the finals is a big win. Loosing by penalty at the finals shows how good they are. Kudos to our boys,” he averred.
Bagudu was accompanied by his Chief of Staff, Alhaji Suleiman Muhammad Argungu (Jarman Kabi), Commissioner for Youths and Sports Development, Hon. Gidado Aliyu Kaliel and the Acting Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Alhaji Usman Ladan.