•charged to return club to elite division
The newly constituted Interim Management Committee of Wikki Tourists FC has been charged with changing the fortunes of the club from liability to venture making.
The charge was made by the State Commissioner of Sports and Youth Development, Salees Gamawa while inaugurating the Committee in his office, saying that the members were selected based on their track records of promoting football in the state.
According to him, “This move underscores the government’s commitment to revitalise and strengthen the operations of the state’s cherished football institution.”
He also said that the newly appointed interim management team is composed of highly experienced and dedicated professionals, each bringing a wealth of expertise in various aspects of football management.
The Sports Commissioner said that the government believes that their collective skills are expected to play a pivotal role in shaping the club’s future endeavors, from player development to administrative efficiency.
He stressed that “The Wikki Tourists Football Club has a rich history and legacy that has contributed to the state’s sports culture for years. With the backing of the state government and the newly appointed interim management, the club is poised to embark on a journey of rejuvenation and growth.”
Salees Gamawa added that the state Governor, Sen Bala Mohammed is eager to witness the strides that the Interim Management will take towards enhancing the club’s performance, nurturing young talent, and promoting a spirit of sportsmanship and community engagement.
The Commissioner while inaugurating the members explained that Governor Bala Mohammed has approved the appointment of the Interim Committee to salvage the team and bring it back to the Premier League.
He said the interim Management Committee is headed by Aminu Dalhatu Umar former Team Manager of the team, Alhassan Ishak Mohammed Vice Principal of Special School; Dauda Mohammed Chiroma, General Manager of Albarka FM; Umar Sa’idu, current Chairman of NUJ, Bauchi State Council, former Deputy National President of SWAN and Sa’adu Chadi who was a one time Secretary of the club has been appointed as Scribe of the club.
Wikki Tourists FC was relegated to the second tier of professional football in Nigeria at the end of the abridge football season last year.
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