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Sport: Katsina kicks start unity football cup

Sport: Katsina kicks start unity football cup

By Faith Awa Maji, Katsina

THE Katsina annual Zawiya Alheri Unity Cup Football tournament kicked start Saturday evening at the Katsina State Township Stadium seating Zawiya 11 Shooting FC upset Shooting Stars in opening match.

The 2021 football tournament which would have 32 clubs across the State participating in the competition as it featured two club sites from the State capital in the opening match, 11 Shooting FC vs Shooting Stars FC.

At the 10 minutes opening encounter, 11 Shooting FC through Lala Abdullahi succeeded in producing the opening goal of the tournament.

The goal was able to secure all the three points for 11 Shooting FC as no other goal was recorded from both club till the final whistle of the match was blown after 90 minutes played.

The Secretary to the Katsina State Government, Dr. Mustapha Inuwa, who was the Special Guest at the opening ceremony challenged the participating clubs in the football tournament said football is beyond just keeping fit but a profession and business with the capacity to bring players, his family and the nation at large good returns and values.

“The round leather game can bring them fame and help their quest for knowledge acquisition”.

Dr. Inuwa thanked the organizers of the competition for their quest to promote and reunite the youths in the state for harmonious living.