El-Kanemi FC thumb-up Kano fans

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El-Kanemi War­riors Foot­ball Club of Maiduguri has ex­pressed sat­is­fac­tion over the warm re­cep­tion and to­tal sup­port given to the Maiduguri-based side now play­ing in Kano as its home ground by Kano soc­cer fans.

The di­rec­tor me­dia El-Kanemi War­riors Foot­ball Club of Maiduguri, Al­haji Tahiru Bala in a state­ment said the club was par­tic­u­larly ap­pre­cia­tive of the sup­port given the club dur­ing its home games against Abia War­riors and Akwa United.

“We are full of ap­pre­ci­a­tion to the govern­ment and people of Kano State for giv­ing us the de­sired sup­port through­out our matches against Abia War­riors which we won by 2 - 0 and Akwa United which we drew 1-1”.

Ac­cord­ing to the di­rec­tor, the en­tire man­age­ment of El-Kanemi War­riors opted for Kano as home ac­knowl­edg­ing the fact that Maiduguri and Kano have long stand­ing his­tor­i­cal re­la­tion­ship, which dates back to over 100 years.

“Apart from the in­ter mar­riages be­tween the people of the two states, our par­ents en­gaged in businesses of vary­ing de­grees.

“The tu­mul­tuous crowd that turns out to watch our match at the Kano Pil­lars Sta­dium was huge and very com­mend­able the me­dia di­rec­tor added. Bala ex­pressed con­fi­dence on the en­tire Kano Foot­ball com­mu­nity that his team is miss­ing noth­ing play­ing its matches in Kano, point­ing out that any­body who is think­ing of play­ing El-Kanemi in Kano as an ad­van­tage to his side is day dream­ing be­cause the Kano sit­u­a­tion is per­fect for us.

The only prob­lem ac­cord­ing to the di­rec­tor me­dia is the cost of play­ing our home matches that has as­tro­nom­i­cally in­creased in Kano but thanks to our sport lov­ing gover­nor, Kashim Shet­tima for pro­vid­ing all the club re­quire­ments.

“It is a com­mon knowl­edge that be­fore dis­card­ing the sign on fees sys­tem in our pre­mier league in Nigeria, Borno State gover­nor was about the only gover­nor that paid his play­ers sign-on fees up to date with­out back log of pay­ment in 2012 and 2013 sea­sons.” Bala re­called.

Sal­isu Yusuf

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