By Abdulgafar Oladimeji
Journalists under the aegis of Sportswriters Association of Nigeria, SWAN Kano state chapter have described former Kano state military administrator and president Nigeria Football Association, NFA, Dominic Oneya as an unrepentant sports progressive villain.
The association in a press statement issued and signed by the chairman and secretary of the association, Zahradeen Saleh and Abdulgafar Oladimeji, Esq respecti vely
In the stamen said “Members of our noble body , Sports Writers Association of Nigeria. SWAN Kano state chapter extend our heart felt sympathy to Kano and Nigeria’s sports fraternity at large over the demise of the former president of the Nigeria Football Association. NFA Dominic Oneya.
“Kano MILAD Oneya in his life time played a significant role in the development of Kano sports industry recalling the giant sports strides recorded under his watch , when he served as the military administrator of Kano state.
“His endearing love for sports gave birth to mass improvement in the delivery of sports facilities and development of athletes and pronounced participation at major sports events.
“Sports planted Late Dominic in the hearts of the sports loving people of Kano state. He no doubt understood the power of sports. Hopefully other s would emulate his strategy how he effectively used sports to better the lives of Kano Youths.
“Kano athletes, coaches, administrators and spectators fold bore testimony to sportsman Dominic Oneya. Kano sports family will forever remember late Domici Oneya as a true sports fanatic and villain, whose commitment to sports as a tool for human development were ever visible in all high positions he occupied from his early career days as a young army officer up till when he retired from Nigerian army at the exalted rank of a general.
“We pray God to grant his members of his family and sports fraternal relations the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss. We sympathies with the sports fraternity over the loss of a sports guru. Specifically his bosom friend, Ibrahim Galadima. MFR.