Kaduna Portsmouth locks horns with Star Bombers as Fresh Soccer ends Saturday
By; Jacob Onjewu Dickson, Kaduna.
Portsmouth Fc would be filing out against Star Bombers of Kakuri as the curtain draws on the maiden Comrade Ahmed Yusuf Fresh open soccer championship, on Saturday at the Ahmadu Bello Stadium Kaduna.
The epic final match will be an interesting duel involving two local giants in grassroots club football in Kaduna State.
Earlier the loser’s final in the classification game for the third and fourth placed teams will witness battle between Stallions FC of Kabala Costain/Doki and Kakuri Academy.
The championship which was put together by the Mai Samari Youth Soccer Association was to honour the NFF Executive and CAF development committee member, Ahmed Yusuf Fresh for his youth soccer development commitments and show dedication in setting standards in line with international base practices.
“This is somebody who is passionate about youth and always ready to listen to any of their complaints or afford to move the game forward especially at the grassroots level,” said the President of Mai Samari Youth Soccer Association (MYSA), Hon. Babami Danlami Abdullahi.
“As part of the final ceremony some distinguish personalities in the industry will be presented with awards for their various contributions to the betterment and development of the game at grassroots level,” he added.
Honourable Babami further congratulated the awardees and the thirty-two teams that participated in the open championship.
Some of the awardees include the NFF Patron, immediate past NFF President Alhaji Aminu Maigari, Shehu Dikko, second Vice President NFF and Alhaji Ibrahim Gusau.
Others are Alhaji Ahmed Muazu Kawu and Suleiman Kwande, NFF Executive members.