Late Dominic Oneya Was An Unrepentant  Sports Fanatic  Says SWAN Kano




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.




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