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President Federation Cup: Elkanemi Warriors FC triumphant entry to Maiduguri

By Tahiru Bala

Two successes in two weeks. After its successful campaign in the Super 8 competition in Enugu on 12 June, 2024 and qualified to the Nigeria Premier, League Elkanemi Warriors FC Maiduguri won the President Federation Cup final against Abia Warriors by 2-0 on 29 June, 2024 in Mobolaji Johnson Arena Lagos.
The two victories came in a season which is unprecedented in the history of Elkanemi. The club will represent Nigeria in CAF Confederation Cup.
On arrival from Lagos, the team was received by thousands of supporters, club owners’ association members and sports-loving people of Borno State who filled many buses of the Borno Express to receive team at the Borno State University gate.

Led by Borno State Sports Commissioner, Comrade Sainna Buba, the long convoy of cars, buses and tricycles had to rally round the city of Maiduguri. The convoy stopped at the gate of Musa Usman Secretariat where the team was welcomed and assured the warriors team of the support by the Secretary to the Borno State Government. The SSG accompanied by senior civil servants of the state snapped a group photograph with the team.
The rally passed through Post Office roundabout through to Shehu’s palace roundabout, Lawan Bukar through to Galadima junction, Custom flyover then into Gwange through Dr. Bukar Shuaib Mosque straight to Lagos Street and then moved to University of Maiduguri gate before coming to terminate the rally in Elkanemi Warriors players camp in new GRA.

Bala is the Media Officer of Elkanemi Warriors FC.

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