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Sports Minister Sunday Dare Endorses 'The Jagaban of Nigeria Football', Aminu Kurfi

November, 1 2022.

By Wale Ajayi.



In just under two weeks, the Jagaban of Nigeria football, Aminu Kurfi has dolled out over 40,000USD to players and officials of the Nigeria National football teams that have done the Nation proud at continental and global level.


The chairman of Katsina FA who was appointed chairman of the football task force by NFF president Ibrahim Gusau, has continued to flourish in his new role, visiting the players before key assignments, encouraging them to excel and splashing the dollars after another brilliant outing.


This philanthropic gesture has not gone unnoticed especially among key stakeholders and lovers of Nigeria Sports.


Kurfi first stole the show when the executive governor of Oyo state, Seyi Makinde hosted the U-23 boys to a dinner at the Government House, Agodi, Ibadan where he pledged to give the team 25,000 dollars if they defeat their counterparts from Tanzania in the second leg of the Olympics Qualifier.


At that same ocassion, Balele dazzled the guests present by first fulfilling his pledge of 10,000 dollars for the lone goal scored in Dar es Salaam before making a fresh promise of 20,000 dollars to the boys ahead of the return leg which has since been redeemed.


On Tuesday, Dan Arewa or Balele as he is fondly called by his admirers was again the cynosure of all eyes, as the sports ministry hosted the Bronze winning National Under-17 female team of Nigeria in the federal capital territory, Abuja.


After all the long speeches from top dignitaries, the Nigeria sports minister Sunday Dare invited the Jagaban of Nigeria football to the podium and for the umpteenth time, he dazzled the crowd.


At the mention of a 10,000USD largesse for the team, players and officials of the Flamingos rose to salute the man many love to call 'Mr talk and do'


He is not one who promises and fail. Over the years, he has kept to his promises and has won more admirers to himself for always showing love, in cash and kind to Nigeria footballers wherever and whenever the need arises.

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