By Abiola Shodiya

The Sarkin Bauchi of Rijau Local Council, Alhaji Muhammadu Bello, has hailed the presence of comrade Ahmed Yusuf Fresh at his Local Council for a developmental football tourney.

The Rijau High Chief, while receiving the Niger State Football Association Chairman, Alhaji Ahmed Yusuf Fresh at his palace, revealed his enthusiasm when he learnt his coming, expressing hope that his visit will shine the light on the abundance of talents domiciled in Rijau Area Council.

Fresh, who is the Vice Chairman, Nigeria Football Federation (Technical) and Development Committee, reacted with smiles on his face, and was glad to get the blessings of the traditional ruler.

Fresh formerly announced his presence in the locality stating “I am here to witness the final of the Rijau Local Council Football Competition”, a tournament organised by the Rijau FA headed by Mr. Mohammed Dambaba.

Fresh also disclosed categorically that “any talent that is seen here would not remain in this area because I and the Niger State FA would change their stories from grass to grace”, he promised.

Meanwhile the first of its kind final match was between Sambo United and Liability FC which ended 1-0 in favour of Sambo United.

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