Wikki FC, Bauchi legends engage Plateau United counterparts Saturday
By Abbas Gungura, Buachi
The chairman Wikki Tourists legends football club of Bauchi Alhaji Yusuf Gimba popularly called (Joe Ziko), has said that Wikki Tourists legends football club consist of all old players that at one time or the other played for the State darling team Wikki Tourists fc Bauchi for years and marketed it to become what it is today.
Yusuf Said as pioneer players of the team observed that all is not going well with football in the state.pointing out that some of the major football teams in the state that produced most of our wikki legends are in total collapse due to lack of football administrators that will encourage and boost the morale of the players.
Such football clubs that produced the Wikki legends are Wunti fc, Zubgai International fc, Sa’a Azare fc, Kufka fc Azare, and Tafawa Balewa United fc among others, all in Bauchi,but unfortunately these football clubs are half dead half alive as they can not participate in any serious national completion which contributed to backwardness of football in Bauchi state.
According to Gimba ” it is in light of this setbacks that we joined our other legends in the 20 premier league clubs to salvage and improve the quality and standard of football in Nigeria.
We also organized number of friendly matches among ourselves which two weeks ago we played Gombe United football legends here in Bauchi and you press sow the capacity of the ATBS stadium.
I am also glad to assure the sports loving people of Bauchi that the Wikki Tourists football legends will bring back football activities in the state. Confirming that on Saturday 26/6/2022, the legends of Wikki Tourists will host it Plateau United football legends counterpart of jos here at the ATBS Bauchi”.
Gimba while briefing sports journalists in Bauchi on Saturday March against Plateau legends said prominent football legends of jos in persons of Sani Adamu, Victor Wicason, Patrick Mancha, John Fash, Sambo Joji and Cornelius Gopar (Stagger) among others will Storm Bauchi for the legends meet.
While on the host legends the like of Captain Baba Jibrin, Yusuf Gimba Ziko, Hashimu Haba, Ibrahim Maigandi, Danyaroro, Yakubu Maza, Iliya Arrow, Rabiu Rangers, Kawu Brazil, Gabriel Sule and goal tender Bala Risky among others.
Gimba used this forum to appreciate Bauchi state government for the moral and financial support to the state team Wikki Tourists fc which placed the team in a comfortable position in ongoing NPL competition table.