…enjoying overwhelmed support from my state government under the leadership of Governor Abdullahi Sule

…my achievements are visible for all to see

Zakari Isah

With few days before the Nigeria Football Federation’s elective congress scheduled for Benin City, Edo State, South-South Nigeria, one of the promising candidates seeking to become an Executive Board Member representing the North-Central Zone in the Federation, Alhaji Alkali Mohammed (Sarkin Kasuwan Lafia) has let the cat out of the bag as to why he is vying for the position.

In an interview in Lafia, the Chairman of the Nasarawa State Football Association said the determination to be a part of the NFF executive committee is to expand his wealth of experience beyond grassroots football.

“I have contributed so much to grassroots football and talent development in Nasarawa State and Nigeria”.

“As Chairman of the Nasarawa State Football Association, my achievements are visible for all to see. My leadership initiated the Nasarawa State Football Association Premier League with 34 local affiliated teams across the State participating.

“Our local Coaches are being exposed to modern rudiments of the game just as we encourage the hosting of different grassroots football competitions for talent discovery.

Alhaji Alkali added that Nassarawa state has two teams plying their trade in Amateur Division 1, three teams in Division 2, and seven teams in Division 3, respectively.

“Today, Nasarawa State is one of the few States in Nigeria with clubs playing in all tiers of the leagues, ranging from the Nigeria Professional Football League(NPFL), Nigeria Women’s Football League Premiership(NWFL), Nigeria National League(NNL), and the Nationwide League One(NLO).

Alkali who is also the Independent Chairman, of Nationwide League One, equally spoke about how he brought sanity to the league that has four hundred and twenty clubs in its fold.

“By October, next month, the NLO will commission state-of-the-art media gadgets in Lagos that will enable us to project our activities well to the global audience.

The NLO Chairman added that, though he has spent six years in that position, newer knowledge he has acquired about football and the desire to broaden his horizon as well as contribute more to the growth and development of football in Nigeria were among the major reasons he is eyeing the position of an Executive Board Member of the NFF.

“Yes, it’s because of my gigantic achievements in grassroots football that the Amaju Pinnick-led NFF Board appointed me as Chairman of the NLO.

A member of different Sub-Committees of the NFF, Alkali Mohammed, acknowledged those who continue to galvanize support for his emergence at the September 30 poll.

“I feel very elated and overwhelmed with the kind of support I am enjoying from stakeholders, especially from my State Government under the leadership of Governor Abdullahi Sule; the Nasarawa State Ministry of Youth and Sports Development headed by Amb. Lucky Isaac Yargwa; Nasarawa United FC chaired by my elder brother, Chief Barr. Isaac Danladi; the people of the State, and many others too numerous to mention here.

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