Alhaji Fresh confers Shining Light of Football in Lapai kingdom’
The Chairman of Nigeria Football Federation Technical and Development Committee Alhaji Ahmed Yusuf Fresh added another tittles to his caps as his Royal Highness ENGR, ‘ HRH UMARU BAGO 111 FNSE’ Emir of Lapai kingdom in Niger state Conferred Fresh with ( Baturen Kwallon Lapai) which mean ‘ The Shining Light of Football in Lapai Kingdom
The Niger State Football Association Supremo ‘ Comrade Ahmed Yusuf explains the essence his visit to The Royal highness (Umaru Bago of lapai)
Explaining reason for his visit: “with all due respect your highness if you can recall I led my team of football loving individuals to your kingdom few weeks ago where I unveiled the trophies for a tournament Tagged on your name ‘Emir of Lapai football competition’ and here we are today to witness the ground finale of this inaugural tourney and I hope you would continue to have the love of football at heart for this competition that is design for you and the youths of this lovely kingdom needs continuity ‘ fresh explained
In his response, his Royal Highness Umaru Bag 111 of lapai expressed: “I am feel excited to receive you and your entourage from different part of the country having been following your good works across the power state ‘Niger State’ honestly am impressed with your drives towards developing football in niger state and beyond.
“I must confess, you are worthy of a Good ‘Ambassador’ representing Niger State, North Central at large which as elevated you amongst Your Northern brothers for being the only northern an in ‘Confederation of Africa football’ as a member of one the key committees ( Technical And Development Committee) is a pride to Niger state and Lapai Kingdom at large”
Speaking further, his Royal highness said : “let me say clearly that I have accepted football as a way to unify my people and am urging the youths of my kingdom ‘Lapai ‘ to embrace it because it bring about unity and its a lucrative business in the outside world and I hope my community produce someone who represents us here in lapai at national and international level.
“Of course many people have given you lots of tittle niger state and beyond but you wont come to my kingdom without stamp and recognition Just to also show the level of appreciation of our kingdom thus, comrade Ahmed Yusuf known as ( Sardaunan Kwallon kafan Nigeria) here by bestowed with another tittle from Lapai Kingdom hence you are our own( BATUREN KWALLON LAPAI) Means your The ‘ Shining Light Of Football in Lapai Kingdom’ Emir proclaims”
On the visit to palace of Emir of lapai ‘( Engr Umaru Bago Tafida111 of lapai) were the vice chairman Nigeria Football Federation strategic Study committee, Comrade Ahmed Yusuf fresh, Independent Chairman Nation wide league one Alhaji Mohammed Alkali, Executive Secretary of nation wide league one Mr Olushola Ogunnawo, Kaduna football Association Chairman Alhjai Shariff Abdullahi Kogi state association chairman, Alhaji Issa Suleimon Umaru , Niger state football association board members led by the first vice chairman Alhaji Yabagi A Baba, A seasoned Match Commissioner Sani Abdullahi from kaduna state, football stakeholders amongst other.