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Fresh at 47: Hikima multimedia installs Fresh as Sardauna’n Kano of Nigerian football

*Football tourney organised for him in Jos

It was moment of joy in Jos, the Plateau State capital, for chairman referees appointment committee of the Nigeria Football Federation, Comrade Ahmed Yusuf Fresh. He clocked 47. Hikima Multimedia of Kano state conferred him with the title Sardauna’n Kano of Nigeria football which means Emir of Nigerian football.

Alhaji Ahmed Yusuf Fresh...Sardauna'n Nigerian football
Alhaji Ahmed Yusuf Fresh…Sardauna’n Nigerian football

At the event, the Chairman NFF Match Commissioner committee, Baba Gana Khalid while delivering the goodwill message on behalf the NFF said, “we are very happy at the Nigeria Football Federation that you clocked 47 in good health. We pray you live longer,” he said.

Also speaking was Taraba state FA chairman Mr Timothy Heyman on behalf of the congressmen. He said, “we are extremely shocked with the turn out of people across different states to celebrate you and soonest we are going to meet and re-confirm your status.”

Heyman added, “we have already made you a stool because you are the main pillar as to why Nigeria football is together.” Mr Heyman further added that Fresh is the synergy between the local council, state FA chairmen, NFF at the national level.’

Amongst the dignitaries that spoke at Fresh’s birthday party was the Chairman of the clubs’ owners Association, Barrister Issac Danladi “we, clubs owners are not surprised with the crowd here because we know your history in Nigerian football and beyond. We have adopted you as our family thus we have made you an everlasting representative from the north central at the national level,” he disclosed.

Fresh could not hide his emotions while giving the vote of thanks, “its interesting to know that I feel excited seeing everybody present at my 47th birthday in Jos. How I wish the mother of my children is here with the kids it would have been more fun than this. But nevertheless, on behalf of my beautiful wife and my kids I thank you all and I wish you all journey mercy back to your various homes.”

Also, in attendance at Crest hotel and gardens in Jos, were board members of the NFF Alhaji Rabiu Inua Sherif, independent chairman of the NLO Mohammed Alkali, secretary general of clubs owners Mr Alloy Chukwuemeka amongst others.

Mr Attairu Babayo led a team of his admirers to organise the Comrade Ahmed Yusuf Fresh football tournament. He said, “as you can see we are ready for this year’s tournament which begins today. The teams are all ready for hostilities,” he said.

The draws was done. We wanted Comrade Fresh whom we are organising the competition to honour to see all the 24 teams at the match past before the kick off” Attairu explained

All matches will take place at the Rwang Pam township stadium. The pairings are as follows:

Group A
1.promising Boys
2. Tijjara FC Rikkos
3.Tijjara FC Tudun wada
4. Ebere FC.

Group B
1. Kwande Boys
2. De Blessed FC
3. Sporting Boys FC
4. El-Kanemi senior
Group C
1.Jazzy stars
2.Samba boys
3.Dilimi warrior’s
4. Galaxy academy
5. Branko Fc

Group D
1. Sevilla FC
2.Sauki oil & Gas
3. Super stars
4. Highland stars
5. Al Best FC

Group E

2. Faith Alive
3. Ajester FC
4. Bamus Academy

Group F
1.Planet FC
2. El kanemi Junior
3. Giant killers
4. Way forward academy

Group G
1.Naraguta Academy
2. SB united
3. Arsenal FC
4. AB academy
5. Flaying Arrows FC
Group H
1. Hamza Babes FC
2. Discovery
3. AC Milan
4. BBR Academy.

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