By Jennifer Emmanuel Wamu
State commissioner of Youth and Sports Development, Muhammad Salis Gamawa graced the final match of the second edition of the Youth Sports Federation of Nigeria (YSFON) Dr. Aisha Mohammed (Sarauniyar Bauchi) Under-15 Boys Football Tournament hosted in Bauchi.
The final match, held at the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa Stadium Bauchi, saw the Sarauniya Boys (Bauchi State) mercilessly beat Mailantarki Care Football Academy of gombe by 4 goals to 1, ensuring that they finished the tournament unbeaten.
The final brought an end to a keenly contested tournament that gathered young football talents and Youth Clubs from various states of Northern Nigeria, each showcasing exceptional skills and determination.
In his address to the enthusiastic crowd, Commissioner Gamawa underscored the significance of such tournaments in providing a platform for young talents to flourish and gain exposure.
He emphasized Governor Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed’s unwavering support for grassroot sports initiatives, highlighting the role they play in identifying and nurturing future champions.
The Commissioner expressed gratitude to the Youth Sports Federation of Nigeria for choosing Bauchi State as the host for this prestigious tournament.
He added that the event not only showcased the state’s commitment to sports development but also aligned with the Ministry’s Strategic roadmap for Youth and Sports development in the State.
The Youth Sports Federation of Nigeria through its Patron, Justice Habeeb Idris Shall presented Awards to The Executive Governor of Bauchi State, Bala Mohammed, First lady of the State and the Grand Patron of the Federation, Hajiya Aisha Bala Mohammed and the Commissioner of Youths and Sports Development, Muhammad Salis Gamawa over their immersed contributions to the development of Grassroots Sports in the country.
The Clubs that contested in the tournament are: Sarauniya Boys (Bauchi State), Mailantarki Care Football Academy (Gombe State), Kuso Boys Football Academy (Kaduna State), Yobe Football Club (Yobe State), Mabo Young Stars (Plateau State), Kauran Gwandu Football Academy (Kebbi State), Halfa Football Academy (Jigawa State), JD Football Academy (Nasarawa State), and Fresh Air Boys (Adamawa State).