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Friday, November 6, 2020

Governor Masari Preseason Football Tournament is a long-term Project - Aliyu Danlami

 Governor Masari Preseason Football Tournament is a long-term Project - Aliyu Danlami




Katsina State Commissioner for Sports, Youth and Social Development, Hon. Aliyu Sani Danlami have hinted in his recent interview at the ongoing Governor Masari Pre-season Tourney that the competition have come to stay and it will be a yearly event. 




The honourable Commissioner who is the sole sponsor and brain behind the competition has told Governor Masari Preseason Tourney media that the Prestigious Governor Masari Pre-season Tournament has come to stay



"As you can see the tournament is making progress and i am happy that a memorable event like this is happening in Katsina.



"I think this is the first time football event of this magnitude is happening in  Katsina State. I wish to let you know that Governor Masari Pre-season Tournament is a long-term project. Its an event that will be happening every year. Danlami assured.



The reasons behind this competition is to show that Katsina State is committed to Sports and Youth Development, get our youth engaged and above all to give our darling Katsina United the platform and privilege to have a better and suitable preparations ahead of the forthcoming Nigeria Professional Football League




While stressing further the workaholic Sports Commission expressed his joy to see Nigeria traditional football club honouring the invitation to participate in the maiden edition of Governor Masari pre-season Tournament.



"I am delighted and glad to see traditional clubs like the current NPFL Champios, Plateau United, honouring the invitation and they have given a good representation. The likes of Wikki Tourists, Niger Tornadoes, Sokoto United, Zamfara United and others are not left out of the party. I am highly impressed. Tge working commissioner disclosed



"The tournament has also seen local teams in Katsina to compete against higher ranked teams and thereby given the youth in the state with talent to exhibit their potential talent. 




"This tournament is not meant for jamboree, rather it is organised to keep the youth engaged especially in this period that we are just coming out of Covid-19 pandemic. 




"You can see the Katsina based teams and invited teams are all happy to be part of this tourney. Even those that could not honour the invitation have regretted their absence.



"We will build on this remarkable achievement thus far interms of Sports Development in the state and portray Katsina State to the world at large as a home of Sports and youth Development. Danlami posited



"We have also put in place adequate securiy in place to ensure that we have 'a violent free' tournament. Police and civil defence are always on ground in the stadium to maintain laws and orders.  



"Let me also bring to your attention that, the grand finale of the Governor Masari pre-season Tourney will be a memorable and remarkable one as dignitaries from government house, NFF executive members and prominent football stakeholders across the country are expected to grace the maiden event. Alhaji Danlami concluded.




The preliminary stage of the competition will be concluded later today and teams such Katsina United, Niger Tornadoes are already through to the semifinals of the competition despite having a game each at hand. The Seminals are bid for Saturday 7th November, 2020, while the Grand Finale will go down on Sunday

Governor Masari Preseason Tournament Matchday 7 Wrap: Zamfara United, Katsina United whip opponents; Plateau United held

 Governor Masari Preseason Tournament Matchday 7 Wrap: Zamfara United, Katsina United whip opponents; Plateau United held



Zamfara United completed their group matches of the Governor Masari Preseason Tournament in grand style with a 5-1 whitewash of Dadin Kowa Academy in a game played on Thursday at the Muhammadu Dikko Stadium, Katsina.


Zamfara's Louis Ntaji got the curtainraiser for the National League side in the 22nd minute while Mudashir Badamosi got the second in the 24th minute. Dadin Kowa threatened a fightback when they halved the deficit through Suleiman Ibrahim in the 44th minute but this drew the ire of Zamfara United who kept their two goals cushion through Ntaji's second of the game in the 45th minute. 


Jamiu Akibu and Lasisi Ahmed added gloss to the result with the fourth and fifth goals in the 76th amd 82nd minutes to ensure Zamfara zoom into the semi final with 10 points from five games.


In the second game of Thusday, Katsina United (1) made it four wins on the bounce after they tamed their Junior team by two goals through Suleman Mohammed and Abdulrashid Ahmed goals in the 72nd and 75th minutes while Plateau United were held to a 1-1 Draw by Sokoto United. 


The best spell of the game was reserved for the final five minutes when the Peace Boys ahot into the lead in the 86th minute through Oche Ochowechi but Sokoto United struck back three minutes later with the equaliser through Nasir Momoh.


The group stages will be concluded today with Garkuwa United facing Katsina United (I) while Jnr. Katsina United will slug it out with Niger Tornadoes in the second game of the day.


Wikki Tourists will trade tackles with Dadin Kowa Academy as Katsina United (II) entertain Rarara in a local derby.


Katsina United, Zamfara United, Niger Tornadoes and Wikki Tourists are well placed to contest the semi final matches of the tournament if they are able to sustain the momentum in the games billed for today.

 

Semi final games hold on Saturday and the grand finale on Sunday. Governor Masari Preseason Tournament is sponsored by the Katsina State Commissioner for Sports, Youth and Social Development, Honourable Aliyu Danlami to ensure that youths in the state are engaged in productive venture throughout the tournament and even beyond.

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