Football: Ashiru Vows To Support KSCD YOCA If Given Mandate To Rule Kaduna

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By: Mayen Etim

KADUNA, North-West, Nigeria – The Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP) Kaduna State Gubernatorial Candidate for 2019 general elections, Honourable Isa Ashiru Kudan, has vowed to support the Kaduna State Community Development,(KSCD) Youth Owners Club Association, (YOCA) if given the mandate to rule the state.

Ashiru made the vow while speaking at the KSCD YOCE 2018 Super Four Competition at the Kaduna Township Stadium on Sunday December 2, 2018.

He said that if given the mandate he would ensure that issues of youth development and empowerment is accorded top priority.

The PDP Guber candidate who was represented by a former Commissioner of Youth and Sports, Honourable Shehu Adamu, said that he would have been physically present, but had to attend the flag off of the PDP Presidential campaign rally in Sokoto.

In an interview with newsmen, KSCD YOCA Chief Executive Officer, Coach Nasiru Chiji, said he was happy for the success of the Super Four event.

“I am very happy to gather this kind of people here, this is not the first or second edition, we have been doing it to assist the youth and take them away from drugs and other vices.

“It has become compulsory to call on the government for assistance. There is no club in the country you won’t find Kaduna groomed players. We call on the government to contribute to sports development,” he charged.

On the sponsorship from Naijabet and others, he said that it is a good thing they have sponsors coming in to sponsor football.

“It is a good decision because it will take the youth off the streets,” Chiji added.

Kakuri Football Academy finished first position and were presented with a N150,000, cheque.

Ikhana Babes came second and smiled to the bank with N100,000 cheque, while Gamji Babes finished third and got away with N50,000.

Gunners FC settled for the fourth position, and received N30,000 for their efforts.

Several dignitaries including the Kaduna State FA Chairman, Honourable Sheriff Alkassim graced the event.

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