Finally, Team Kano arrives Kwara, for NYG 2021, after 35 hours  journey


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.



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