By; KATO P. LADAN, Kaduna
The sponsor of the Director of Sports (DoS) Football Competition, Yakubu Ibrahim HSS pledged to make it an annual event.
He made the pledge while fielding questions from newsmen after the closing ceremony of the maiden edition on Saturday December 4, 2020 at the Makarfi Township Stadium.
“I have it in mind to make it an annual event,” he said.
Ibrahim, who is the Director Sports said that he was very excited and happy about the success of the maiden edition.
“I am very excited. This would not have been possible without the support from his Excellency, Governor of Kaduna State, Malam Nasir el-Rufai. Without his support wouldn’t have been successful.
“I also thank the press because of the massive publicity.
“I also thank others who supported, Makarfi LGA management Security agencies, coaches, players and members of public.
“I also have to thank the Perm sec and commissioner and staff of the ministry for their support. Also, the village Head and District Head who were here,” he said.
On what happens to the outstanding players spotted during the 11 weeks of the competition, he said they have been penciled down.
“I have formed a committee to make sure they identify talents and it shows that talents identified will be taken to FA.
“The FA chairman has already requested for their names,” he stressed.