FIFA, CAF, NFF partner KDSG on Croc City 5-Aside League – Commissioner



Kaduna state government is discussing with football governing body, FIFA, CAF and Nigeria Football Federation on a partnership ahead of the coming Croc City 5-Aside Football For Peace League, Commissioner for Sports Development has said. 

Speaking on Wednesday while inaugurating the Local Organising Committee of the coming event, Mr. Idris Nyam said that Isha Johansen, a member of FIFA’s Council, ‘’has confirmed her interest to partner and visit Kaduna state officially in company of other FIFA, CAF and NFF executives.’’

Nyam said that the visit of the football executives will signify the kick-off of the League, adding that they will also visit major infrastructural, sports, educational and urban development initiatives of Kaduna state government.

According to the Commissioner, the delegation will work out a partnership on developing and implementing the Kaduna State Sports Industry Policy as well as sponsorship of the Kada Queens Football Club, including the ‘FIFA For Schools’ Initiative which aims to impact 700 million children globally.

Nyam disclosed that the ministry is partnering with Definitiv Media, a Kaduna-based media company with over 15 years experience in the sports industry, to host the Croc City 5-Aside Football for Peace League, which will be the 2nd edition of the competition.

According to him, “the 1st edition of the League was held from 4th October to 14th November 2021 at the Ahmed Musa Neighbourhood Centre, Kaduna with 32 teams, 320 players, five referees, 64 match officials, participating with an estimated 2,500 spectators and cash prizes worth N2,000,000 won. This year’s edition is designed on a larger scale to include 150 participating teams across the three senatorial districts.’’

Members of the LOC are Commissioner for Sports Development who is the chairman, Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Commissioner for Local Government Affairs, and the Administrator of Kaduna Capital Territory Authority. Others are the Managing Director of Kaduna Markets Development and Management Company (KMDMC), Managing Director of Kaduna Line, Special Adviser on Media and Communication, Corps Marshall of KASTLEA and Chairman of Definitiv Media, who will be the Technical Lead of the event.