Picture, Director Technical, Kano state Sports Commission, KSSC , Bashari Maizare welcoming Kano contingent to Ilorin, Tuesday.
By Abdulgafar Oladimeji
Kano state contingent to the 6th edition to the National Youths Games, NYG has arrived University of Ilorin campus after travelling for 35 hours .
The over 140 man contingent, which left Kano state Sports Commission premises at about 7:30 am on Monday arrived the games village at about 3:45 pm on Tuesday.
The state contingent, which comprises of 60 men and 35 women athletes travelled arrived seeming in a state of low morale possibly owing to fatigue caused by the distressed recorded on their tortured creamed trip to Kwara.
An anonymous source , who confided in pyramidsportsnews,com, said “we left Kano on Monday morning, in a high spirit, even before we reached Abuja we encountered series of stoppages, because some of the vehicles were bad, four of the vehicles in which the contingent were travelling in a convoys had continue broke down severally on the road.
“especially the buses deployed from the state owned higher institutions to convey the contingent to the games were guilty of breaking down.”
“the buses had varying problems of nozzles, brakes fluid and some of their tyre were not good enough for long distance journey, we got to Bida late in the night we now spent the night there, then proceed to Ilorin, on Tuesday morning.
The state rugby head coach, Umar Bako, in a chat with sports writers on their arrival at games Village thanked Allah for journey mercies.
He said “ yes the journey was tough, but we all arrived safely, we had some issues on the road, but what matters top most is that we and our children all arrived Ilorin safely.”
The Director Technical. Kano state Sports Commission, KSSC, Bashari Ahmad Maizare blamed the hardship encountered by the state contingent on the poor state of the road network in some part of the roads network that leads from Kano to Kwara.
He said “when travelling in a convoy with such large number of vehicles , some of these challenges are normal, what is important is that we were ready to confront this challenges and we identified and overcame them.
“in the entourage, we had experienced drivers, we have mechanics and at every point we were vigilant, this has helped us a great deal, our contingent arrived safely and we are all in good health.” Maizare said.