Arrangements are in top gear towards the successful hosting of the 4th edition of Funtua Senatorial Zone Football Competition tagged:’’ Shema Unity Cup’’, and is scheduled to commence later this month in Bakori local government area of Katsina state.
A statement by the coordinator of the competition, Alhaji Abubakar Shuaibu Bakori, said the competition would feature teams from Funtua Senatorial Zone of the state.
It added that each local government would present one team totaling 11, while five best losers will emerge at the end of the matches who will join the remaining eleven teams that play competition proper.
The statement revealed that the aim of the competition was designed to strengthen the existing ties among the local government areas that make up the zone since soccer “remains the only vehicle that unite teeming Nigerians irrespective of their socio political and religious backgrounds.
The coordinator, Alhaji Abubakar Bakori, who equals as the vice chairman of Bakori Local Government Council, said each of the participating teams would be presented with sporting kits, while the winners would cart away a giant trophy plus others prizes.
It added that the competition will be declared open by Governor Ibrahim Shehu Shema and called on people of the zone to cooperate and support the organizers with a view to attaining the set objectives.