The 94-man contingent of Kano pillars football club headed by the chairman Kano state sports commission Alhaji Ibrahim Galadima arrived Dakar the capital city of Senegal on Friday after a long journey from Malam Aminu Kano international airport Kano ahead of the Confederation Cup preliminary round first leg match with ASC Jaraaf football club of Senegal.
The delegations consist of the state commissioner of youths and sport Comrade Kabiru Ado Lakwaya, chairman sports committee in the state Assembly Alhaji Nura Alasan Rano, special adviser to the governor on sports matters Alhaji Kabiru Baita, state chairman football Association Alhaji Sharif Rabi’u Inuwa Ahlan and other sports stakeholders.
The contingent was received by the Nigeria embassy officials in Senegal at the airport.
The leader of the delegation who is also the chairman Kano state sports commission Alhaji Ibrahim Galadima thanked Allah for a successful journey and reminded the players to tighten their belts for a good result.
Alhaji Ibrahim Galadima then urged the players to remain focused and assured them that government and people of Kano state are behind them.
On his part, the chairman of the club Alhaji Surajo Shaaibu Yahaya Jambul said board of the club and the continental committee set up by Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje are working closely for the success of the team.
Speaking on behalf of the players the captain of the team Rabi’u Ali said they were in Senegal for business and they would do anything humanly possible to get the maximum points in the game tomorrow.
He urged people in the state and teeming fans of the club across the globe to continue praying for them for the progress of the club.
The match is expected to kick-off by 5pm local time at Stade Demba Diop Stadium.