The winners have emerged in the 3rd edition of the Maikaya Development Foundation’s annual grassroots football tournament.
Toto Town’s Kofa FC edged out struggling Sofiyo’s Emani FC with a lone goal in the final played on New Year’s Day at Toto Central Elementary School’s soccer field to be crowned champion.
The grand finale was attended by Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa State, who was ably represented by the state’s health commissioner, pharmacist Ahmed Baba Yaya; The Commissioner for Youth Development and Sports, Ambassador Lucky Isaac Yargwa, and his counterpart for Information, Culture and Tourism, the Hon. Yakubu Mohamed Lawal.
Others were Rt. Hon. Shuaibu Sani (SSA to Governor Abdullahi Sule on Youth Affairs and Director of Operations, MDF); Executive President of the Toto Local Government Area, Hon. Abdullahi Tashas; Eat. Jaafar Mohammed Loko, Special Assistant to Governor Abdullahi Sule on Political Affairs and Chairman, Kogi State Civil Service Commission, Barr. Tanko Ashuku.
Prizes were awarded to the winning, runner-up and 3rd-placed team, Ciroma FC.
Ambassador Yargwa, who donated two personalized football pieces with the portrait of Governor Abdullahi Sule to the two finalist teams, was awarded a special medal along with his colleague from Information, Culture and Tourism, the Hon. Yakubu Mohammed Lawal, by the Contest Organizers.
In his thank you note, Sponsor and Executive Director of the Maikaya Development Foundation, Dr. Mohammed Musa Maikaya (Ciroman Toto), expressed his thanks to the Governor for sending a powerful delegation to honor the final, ensuring that the presence of the dignitaries encouraged him. to continue doing more for the growth and development of youth in the states of Toto and Nasarawa.
The 2019 gubernatorial hopeful explained that the essence of hosting the annual soccer competition was to promote unity, entrench peaceful coexistence, and add to Governor Sule’s grassroots talent discovery initiative, which aims to provide state youth a sense of direction and update your God. potentialities given through sport.
Fifteen teams selected from the ten Electoral Districts of the Toto Local Government Area participated in the competition which began on November 14, 2022.
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