By; KATO P. LADAN, Kaduna
Kaduna State Football Association has described the death of late Dr. Yakubu Bityong Nkom as shocking and untimely.
A statement signed by the State Chairman, Alkasim Sherreef on behalf of Kaduna State Football Association and the soccer family, further described late Bityong as a bridge builder.
“In fact, the death of Hon. Bityong was a rude shock to the entire Soccer family of Kaduna State. We have lost one of our best brains and a bridge builder firmly behind football activities in Kaduna State in particular and the nation in general. He was a committed football administrator.
“The Chairman and Board Members of Kaduna State Football Association are in a state of grief following the death of one of us, Hon.Yakubu Nkom Bityong.
Dr. Bityong was a former Commissioner of Sports, Kaduna State, former Member, Kaduna State House of Assembly (Chairman, House Committee on Sports) and Chairman/Proprietor, Bityong Corner Stone Football Club.
Hon. Sherreef extended the association’s condolence to the family and the entire state and prayed God to give the family of the deceased, Kaura Local Government and the entire football family in the state and the nation the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss and for the soul of the departed to rest in peace.