Your Federal Quarterly Tax Payments are due April 15th Get Help Now >>

24 by cuiliqing


									             24 KANO CHRONICLE                                                                                                                                          Wednesday, November 10, 2010

                                                                   CHRONICLE SPORT

             FIBA Africa trophy is my best
             birthday gift – Shekarau
             By Jaafar Jaafar                        ernor’s 55th birthday.                 the team to repeat the same feat       mendation.                                Barrister Haruna Isa Dederi, said
                                                        Speaking when he received the       in the forthcoming finals in Togo,         While expressing delight with         the team had ruled Africa for three
             KANO State governor Malam               basketball team in Kano, Gover-        saying he was delighted to hear        the dazzling performance of the           consecutive years and they were
             Ibrahim Shekarau has described          nor Shekarau said the trophy the       that Kano Pillars were crowned         team, the governor said it was not        battle-ready to defend the title.
             the victory of Kano Pillars bas-        team presented to him yesterday        the most disciplined players in the    only the victory that brought pride          Thanking the governor for
             ketball team in securing a zonal        was a wonderful birthday gift.         tournament.                            to the people of the state but the dis-   his support and encouragement,
             elimination ticket of FIBA Africa       “Apart from a series of prayers            He noted that the achievements     play of expertise they had shown          the commissioner revealed that
             Champions for Men in Monrovia,          people offered, this is the best       recorded by the team in the past few   during the tournament.                    the success so far recorded by the
             Liberia, as the best birthday gift he   birthday gift I received,” said the    years need to be sustained, saying         Earlier in his remark, the state      team was owing to the governor’s
             had received so far.                    excited governor.                      their success at the just concluded    commissioner for Information,             support in acceding to the team’s
                November 5 marked the gov-              Governor Shekarau charged           championship was worthy of com-        Internal Affairs, Sports and Culture,     demands.
                                                                                                                                                                                               PIC: JAAFAR JAAFAR

                                                                                            SOME karatekas during the grading course in the Indoor Sports Hall of Sani Abacha Stadium

             THANK you Dederi: Kano State commissioner in charge of sports, Barrister Haruna Isa Dederi, presenting the FIBA Africa Champions trophy to Governor Shekarau yesterday

             Sportswriters task Gov Shekarau on stadium construction
             •Want governor to release fund for Pillars CAF campaign
             By Abdulgafar Oladimeji                 state governor Malam Ibrahim           team to enable it prepare for the      sporting issues in the state. The         ing the required moral, physical
                                                     Shekarau to wade into the prob-        coming continental challenge.          role played by Alhaji Ibrahim             and financial support toward the
             MEMBERS of Kano chapter of              lem of uncompleted works at                “Our darling Premier League        Galadima, who was the team                development of sports in the state.
             Sports Writers Association of           mini the stadia in the state.          side Kano Pillars are billed to        leader of the 2008/2009 conti-               It will be recalled that prior
             Nigeria (SWAN), have urged the              “It is imperative to seize this    hoist Nigeria’s flag on the conti-     nental committee with Alhaji              to the hosting of the FIFA U17
                                                     opportunity to seek the inter-         nental scene next season; we wish      Mohammed Tukur Babangida as               World cup in 2009, contracts
                                                     vention of Governor Shekarau           to appeal to the state government      chairman were the secrets of our          were awarded for the renovation
                                                     towards ensuring the completion        on the speedy release of funds         success.”                                 of Gwagwarwa Mini Stadium,
                                                     of works at Gwagwarwa, Kano            and inauguration of a continental          He stated that sports writers in      Kano Pillars Township Stadium
              OBOH expressed the need
                                                     Pillars and Sani Abacha Stadia         committee. These no doubt will         the state were in need of capacity        and Sani Abacha Stadium.
              for urgent release of funds            as well as the Hausawa Hockey          ginger the team to re-enact the        building training programmes to              Our reporter observed yes-
              to the team to enable it pre-          Centre and Ado Bayero Square           feat achieved in its campaign last     enable them compete profession-           terday that tartan tracks at Sani
                                                     in Sabon Gari,” said Oboh.             season,” said the SWAN boss.           ally against their peers from other       Abacha and Kano Pillars stadia
              pare for the coming conti-                 Commenting on Kano Pil-                Continuing, he said: “We are       parts of the world.                       are yet to be laid, while grass had
              nental challenge                       lars, Oboh expressed the need          not known to be praise singers             Oboh enjoined the state gov-          overgrown in reptile-infested
                                                     for urgent release of funds to the     but objective in our criticism of      ernment not to relent in render-          Gwagwarwa mini stadium.
             Printed and published by Media Trust Nigeria Limited. Corporate Office: 20, P.O.W. Mafemi Crescent, Off Solomon Lar Way (Be-   ADVERT                 07030304053, 08039674139
             hind Chida Hotel), Utako District, Abuja. Tel: 096726241, 6715364. Coporate Office Annex: 37, A. E. Ekukinam Street,Opp. ABC   NEWS Room              08059100241, 08069229009
             Transport Plc, Utako Abuja. Kano Office: Off Zoo Road, behind Kano International Trade Fair Complex, Kano. ISSN2006-9316
                                                                                                                                            MARKETING              08036435009

P24.indd 2                                                                                                                                                                                                  11/10/2010 2:58:18 AM

To top