Wikki Tourists sure of top three finish
Se c r e t a r y / S o l e Administrator of Wikki Tourists FC, Alhaji Ahmed Tijjani Suleiman has assured that the Nigeria Premier League side will pick one of the three top positions in order to end with a continental ticket.
With five matches left to play, Wikki Tourists are in third position on 54 points same as fourth placed Giwa FC but with superior goal difference.
Speaking to Daily Trust yesterday, the administrator of the club said Wikki Tourists are highly motivated to end the season among the top three clubs.
He said the government of Bauchi State is giving the club all the necessary support and the only way such kind gesture can be reciprocated is to pick one of the continental tickets.
Suleiman maintained that even as Wikki are coasting home to their dream of winning a continental ticket, they are not going to rest on their oars because the competition at the top is fierce.
“We have five matches left to play and we have in sight one of the continental tickets. We are not going to drop our guard. We shall keep working hard to remain among the top three clubs so as to play in the continent next year.
“The secret of our success so far is nothing more than the commitment on the part of the government and the people of Bauchi State.
“Our amiable Governor, His Excellency, Barrister Mohammed Abdullahi Abubakar is number one supporter. Since he came on board, he has provided us with all the moral and financial support we need,” he said.
Suleiman therefore expressed confidence that Wikki will record another convincing victory over FC IfeanyiUbah when the league resumes after the CHAN qualifiers break.
“Our next game is against FC IfeanyiUbah. We are sure of another resounding victory. For us to achieve our dream, we must win all our remaining home matches.”
“It was great the NFF brought us to Buenos Aires Football (BAF) to prepare for the World Cup which is a conducive environment that allows for maximum concentration. We are equally very grateful to the staff of BAF and the liaison official from Eurodata, Juan Partricio who were also wonderful during our stay in Buenos Aires.” The Nigerian Polo Federation (NPF) has commended leading ICT Company, MTN, for its immense support towards the growth and development of the game in the country.
The NPF President, Francis Ogboro, who was speaking during a special dinner hosted for participating players and officials of the NPF following the just concluded Yola Polo Tourney, praised the ICT giant for partnering with the Yola Polo Club to organize this year’s edition of the tourney.
According to Ogboro, MTN’s involvement in the promotion of Polo and other sports in Adamawa State have provided a platform for youths and other sports enthusiasts to direct their energy to gainful activities.
While describing MTN as a leading light with respect to NPF sanctioned tournaments in the country, Ogboro, further noted that the company has made a huge impact on the promotion of the game in Nigeria through its sponsorship of Polo competitions nationwide.
He said: “MTN has remained a reliable partner with us over the years and the NPF, along with the entire Nigerian Polo family are grateful to this wonderful company for this. Beyond developing the game, MTN’s sponsorship has helped engaged our youths positively. The support has been immense and we are proud that it has yielded positive fruits. We would like to encourage other corporate organizations to borrow a leaf from MTN by also supporting the game”.
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