Engineer (Dr.) Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, the Executive Governor of Kano State would on Monday host players and officials of the victorious Golden Eaglets that recently won a record fourth 2013 FIFA Under-17 World Cup in the UAE.
The Governor’s gesture is coming on the heels of reception for the team by President Goodluck Jonathan as well as Senator Liyel Imoke (CON), the Executive Governor of Cross River State and the Chief Servant of Niger State, Dr. Mu’azu Babangida Aliyu shortly after the team brought home the World Cup trophy amongst other laurels early in November.
Incidentally, Kano state has two star players in the team, defender Zaharaddeen Bello and inspirational captain, Musa Muhammed, who saluted Gov. Kwankwaso for inviting ‘Africa’s great warriors’ to his
“I’m so happy about the development that our Governor too is hosting the Golden Eaglets for winning the World Cup,” said Musa, who sealed the Golden Eaglets’ 3-0 win against Mexico in the Final Match with a
breathtaking goal from a free kick.
“We are really looking forward to have our teammates as well as our officials in Kano on Monday and we hope the Governor would make us happy.”
Governor Kwankwaso is regarded as one of the most sports-loving state executives and early this year, he rewarded the players and officials of Kano Pillars with the sum of N500,000 and N750,000 respectively for
winning the 2012/13 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) title as well as a KIA Picanto car gift each for players and officials.