BY ISAIAH BENJAMIN
18 football clubs within Kaduna metropolis will be participating in the maiden edition of the Kada Football Championship scheduled to kick off on the 12th May, 2022 at the township stadium, Kaduna.
The Director of Sports Ministry of Sports Development, Yakubu Ibrahim who is the Chairman of the organizing committee made the disclosure at the unveiling of the trophy for the championship.
According to him, the participating teams are; Gamji Football Academy, NDC Academy, Kakuri Academy, GBS Academy, Ikhana Babes, Tudun Wada Youth and Alausa Babes.
The rest teams are Rigachikun Academy, Albatex Academy, ASG Academy, Fulfill Academy, Rimi Youth Academy, Stallions Football Club, Dosa Youth, Charis Football Club, Kaduna United Feeders, Unity Academy and Kawo United.
He said, all the matches will be played at the Kaduna Township Stadium on Thursdays through Sundays only.
The Chairman informed that there are mouthwatering prizes for 1st, 2nd & 3rd placed clubs including highest goal scorer, most valuable player, best goalkeeper and best Coach.
He also disclosed that the main sponsor of the championship is Kaura Motors while Sadja Tech, Kaduna Norht Local Government, Asaa Pyramid Hotel, Edi – Jen Petroleum are partners.
Stakeholders for the championship include, Ministry of Sports Development, Avantgarde Ultimate Solution. (As the lead Stakeholder) Kaduna Football Association, YOCA, YSFON, SWAN Kaduna State Chapter and Kaduna Referees Society.
Abdulrazak Aliyu who represented the MD of Kaura Motors promised to also identify with the Kada Football Championship in subsequent editions
Faisal Abdullahi who is the Vice Chairman of the organizing committee and Mohammed Dodo both disclosed that the championship will be on a round robbing basis with talented players selected and made available for scouts.
Earlier in his address, Kaduna State Commissioner, Ministry of Sports Development, Idris Samaila Nyam assured that the championship is expected to growing to a bigger competition with more participation across the entire 23 local government area of the state
He commended the main sponsor partners and stakeholders, assuring that the ministry is readily available for any support that will make the championship a success.