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Sports: Kano State to partner with a Legendary Footballer to promote sports activities

Ganduje-Kano creates enabling environment for investors in sports 

Former England International Football player,Nigerian-born John Fashanu has described Kano State as amazing home of football stars.

He made the statement friday evening when he paid a courtesy visit to Kano State Governor in his office.

According to Fashanu,Kano has become the cynosure of eyes due to the abundant talents it is blessed with, which if nurtured properly would become great stars in future.

He said he is in Kano to to discuss plans for setting up a Comprehensive Sports Academy in partnership with the State Government.

"My aim is to collaborate with Kano State in promoting and selecting young players to play professional football in Europe",Fashanu said.

He added that European clubs are now craving for players from Kano and the Northern part of the country due to their skills and talent.

"Therefore I am taking 13 players from Kano to get opportunity in Europe " he explained. 

The Former International Football player also pointed out that he was at Karfi Sports Institute to assess the facilities over there.

"The facilities at the Sports Institute at Karfi are of International Standard..with our partnership with Kano State Government we would turn it into a Sports academy not only for football but where other athletes from all parts of Africa would be discovered and nurtured to stardom "he stated.

Responding, Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje represented by his Deputy, Dr.Nasiru Yusuf Gawuna said Kano State Government is ready to partner with organisations and individuals who has genuine interest of the youths of the State through sports activities. 

"We are creating enabling environment and encouraging investors because sports today has become a viable option to create job opportunities and alleviate poverty ".

"That is why we created the Ministry Of Sports to improve sports activities combined with  purposeful policies that would positively promote  the  lives of the youths and sports development the Governor said".

He then assured of cooperation and called the legendary football player John Fashanu to forward the proposal for consideration.

Hassan Musa Fagge Chief Press Secretary to the Deputy Governor of Kano State 
3/10/2020

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