NPFL: Wikki FC congratulates Niger Tornadoes, Gombe United for gaining promotion
Abdullahi Ibrahim, Wikki Tourists FC Secretary
By Akanji Alowolodu, Bauchi
For staging a comeback to the Nigeria Professional Football League, (NPFL) after years of playing in the lower league, Niger Tornadoes FC of Minna and Gombe United FC have been congratulated for securing the well deserved promotion at the end of the Super 8 play-off.
Secretary of Wikki Tourists FC of Bauchi, Abdullahi Ibrahim while congratulating the two Clubs said that they have made the Northern region proud over their qualification to the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL).
Abdullahi Ibrahim spoke to Journalists on Saturday in Bauchi over the new development saying that the two clubs performed wonderfully well during the last football season to earn the promotion.
He said that, “We congratulate their efforts to secure the promotion from NNL to the NPFL.The promotion secured by the two teams would foster unity among the FCs in the region,”.
According to him, the two clubs secured promotion to the top flight after they played out a 0-0 draw at the Nigeria National League (NNL) Super 8 competition on Saturday in Enugu.
Abdullahi Ibrahim also said that, “That promotion of the two clubs into the NPFL would bring the clubs in the North region together, regardless of their age, race, gender, culture, or nationality”
The Club scribe said that, “Sport unites nations and creates peace between regions since each region wants to invite the other region to a competition and match” .
“This creates friendships between regions, sport builds similarity by bringing people to one place creating a similarity between people of things they like to do,” he said.
The Wikki Tourists Secretary, who is also the National Vice Chairman, Nigeria Premier Football league Secretaries Forum welcome Gombe United FC, and Niger Tornadoes over their qualification to NPFL.
He said the return of two clubs back to Nigeria’s elite division football will strengthen the relationship and health competitiveness of the league.
Ibrahim however urged the management of the two clubs to stick to rules and policies of football to excel further.