The 1st edition of Ibrahim Garba Shuaib Gala football competition last Sunday evening kicked off at the football play ground at Government Girls secondary School Gwarzo .
Our correspondent reports that 16 clubs will lock horns in the initial knock out stanza of the competition, 8 clubs will proceed to the quarter finals, semi final and final stages .
Star United Gwarzo vs Dungumawa United featured in the opening match, dignitaries, who witnessed the opening game, includes, executive chairman, Gwarzo local government engineer Abdullahi Kutama, representated by Youth Leader, APC North Central, Babballe Nafada, vice president Sports Writers Association of Nigeria, SWAN North West, Lurwanu Idris Malikawa, chairman, SWAN Kano chapter, Zahradeen Saleh, among others.
Speaking with sports writers, chairman NUJ Kano correspondent chapel, Ibrahim Garba Shuaib said the grass root competition was organized to support “what the youths in the area cherish so much, sport”.
He note that the motive behind organizing the competition is to expose what he described as the abundant untapped sports talents in Gwarzo, he said “ we are blessed with good legs and I think it is time we expose them.
“football is one area our youths are doing well and if we give them the rightful technical support and atmosphere, they will excel, I am very much conversant with the challenges, which is prominently lack of exposure.
Ibrahim went on to further say “also am aware that we need standard facilities, as time goes on, when we get there, the resources needed will be mobilized to address this special sports challenge in Gwarzo communities.
“capacity building of our coaches is very critical, if we truly want to develop and harness the potential of sports in Gwarzo town and its environs, soon we will organize a coaching course for our coaches and also we will invest on our referees, if we achieve this them Gwarzo will be well positioned to produce the next Ahmed Musa’s.”