Kebbi Beach Soccer Association Appoints State First Lady Grand Matron

Kebbi Beach Soccer Association Appoints State First Lady Grand Matron
August 06 10:03 2019 Print This Article

By Benedict Nwachukwu, Abuja

First Lady of Kebbi State and CEO/Founder, Global Cancer International Her Excellency Dr. Zainab Shinkafi Bagudu has been appointed the Kebbi Beach Soccer Association Grand Matron.

The presentation of a uniquely designed customised plaque handed over to the Global Cancer International Director was made by the Chairman, Mr. Mahmud Hadejia. He described the award as a deserved accolade in recognition and appreciation for the First Lady’s “selfless service to humanity”.

Hadejia further appreciated her tremendous support and guidance to sports and youth development with particular reference to the beach soccer journey which aims to achieve excellence in Kebbi State and beyond. The association presented a gift of the 2019 customized jersey to her during the courtesy call in her Abuja office.

Responding, Dr. Zainab appreciated the gesture and reiterated her husband’s commitment to youth and sports development in the state in particular and the entire country. She congratulated the Association on its 5th anniversary this year and commended its giant strides in putting Kebbi on the Map as a leading beach soccer state noting that it is worthy to emulate.

“I must commend your efforts and good works you are investing in beach soccer in the state which has ultimately made the state a leading beach soccer state among the states of the federation.”

The first Lady also congratulated the Kebbi Beach Soccer Club and Gwandu Emirate Clubs for the recent trophies they won in the just concluded Kebbi Beach Soccer Sallah Tournament 2019 edition noting that it recorded great successes.

She however appreciated the Nigerian Football Federation for propelling beach soccer to greater heights with the presence of the Super Sand Eagles in Kebbi for the second time to play an inauguration friendly match against the Kebbi Beach Soccer Club to celebrate her husband Senator Abubakar Atiku Bagudu second term victory as the executive Governor of the state.

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