By Kano Pillars FC
The Federal Ministry For Youths and Sports has said that the Ahmadu Bello stadium, Kaduna is free to be use by Kano Pillars FC for its CAF Confederation cup 2020/2021 season.
This was disclosed by the zonal coordinator, Northwest, in the Ministry, Alhaji Abdullahi Idris while receiving Kano Pillars FC Chairman, Alhaji Surajo Shuaibu Yahaya Jambul in his office in Kaduna, on Wednesday.
The Coordinator, said that the Ahmadu Bello stadium being owned by the Federal Government, the Sai Masu Gida are entitled to used it for its camping and home matches at the forthcoming CAF Confederation cup.
He also assured that the Minister for youths and sports would give all the necessary assistance to ensure that the stadium remain up to the require standard before the kickoff of the competition.
“let me remind you that Kaduna is your home and we are ready to ensure that the Confederation of African Football, CAF, approved the Ahmadu Bello stadium for your continental engagements, Abdullahi emphasize.
In his remarks, the Chairman of the National Champions, Alhaji Surajo Shuaibu Yahaya Jambul said they were in his office to submit their request and seek the blessings of the Federal Government though the Ministry of youths and sports to allowed the Pride of Kano use the famous stadium as its adopted home for the 2020/2021 CAF Confederation cup.
The chairman said, Kaduna is the headquarters of the Northern Nigeria and is the second home for Kano Pillars FC so the club has confidence that the Confederation of African Football, CAF will approved the stadium for the Sai Masu Gida to play there.
The chairman said the four-time NPFL champions have decided to select both Tafawa Balewa stadium in Bauchi and the Ahmadu Bello stadium Kaduna as their alternatives venue for the continental matches and will wait for CAF inspection team’s approval of any of the two stadias.
“We are glad with the support we are getting from the Government and people of Kaduna state whenever we are playing matches at the ABS.
“The history of Kano Pillars will not be completed without mentioning the ABS because it is at this very stadium we won our first Aiteo/Federation cup title, Alhaji Surajo emphasized.
He further stated that the management of the Nigeria Giants are doing everything humanly possible to make Kano state and the country proud this time around by going as far as winning the cup, Alhaji Surajo boasted.
Earlier, the Kaduna state Football Association Chairman, Alhaji Sharrif Khassim, reaffirmed the state FA and Nigeria Football Federation’s commitment to give their best and supports Kano Pillars FC for a successful campaign.
The visit was rounded up with the presentation of request letter to use the stadium facilities by the club’s chairman, Alhaji Surajo Shuaibu Yahaya Jambul to the zonal coordinator, Northwest, Alhaji Abdullahi Idris. He is expected to present the letter before the Minister of youths and sports, Hon. Sunday Dare for further consideration.