Gov. Bagudu approves N60m for Kebbi United


From Olanrewaju Lawal, Birnin KebbiKebbi State Governor, Senator Abubakar Atiku Bagudu has approved the release of N60 million to Kebbi United  to facilitate its promotion to Premier League.This is contained in a press statement signed by the chairman of the Kogi State Football Association, Alhaji Abubakar Chika Ladan.According to the statement, “the funds are to enable the club to run its activities successfully for the 2022/2023 football season aimed at gaining promotion to Premier League by next season.      “This was part of the efforts of Governor Bagudu’s administration for sustained empowerment of youth and the promotion of sporting activities in the state.“In same vein, the Governor has also approved another N143, 500,000.00 for the one – year operation (2022/2023) of Kebbi United Football Academy.“The governor mandated that the fund should be used to cater for Under 13, Under 15, Under 17, Under 19 and under 23 sets of the Academy, in collaboration with Break Management Agency of Portugal, which has been empowered by the state government to serve as a management consultant.“ The academy, which was established in 2021 will commence promotion of players of Kebbi State origin to play in both international and national leagues for their personal development and generate revenue to the state.“Furthermore, within one year, 12 players of Kebbi United and the Academy have been invited for trials in Europe and Middle East and their results were being awaited.“One of the players, Sulaiman Garba Kirki Jega is currently with the National Under 23 Team (Olympic Eagles)”, he said.

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