Officials of Confederation of Africa Football are expected to arrive the ancient city of Kano on Monday to inspect Sani Abacha Stadium and other facilities ahead of 2026/2027 Africa Cup of Nations.
The chairman of Kano state football association, Sharif Rabiu dropped this at a reception organized by school mate of Bayero University Kano BUK held in the state capital.
Ahlan explained that Kano has been selected by the Nigerian Football Federation NFF to be among the host cities.
He disclosed that the present administration of Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf is interested especially in encouraging and supporting any move that will improve the fortune of sporting activities in the state and the country in general.
While expressing appreciation to his classmate for organizing the reception, he assured to continue to contribute his quota towards the development of sports particularly football game in the state, country and Africa at large.
He also commended the leadership of Ibrahim Musa Gusau led NFF board for his commitment and determination in the running the affairs of the federation, appealing to all the stakeholders to continue to support the present NFF board in order to achieve the desired objective.
Earlier, the chairman of Jigawa football association, Alhaji Sabo Eka described Ahlan as a committed and bulldozer in terms of football development in Kano and the country in general.
Speaking, Ado Abdu Yumfawa said that they organized reception for Dr. Ahlan as part of their efforts to encourage him to do more for football in the state and the country at large.