By Dauda R. Pam, Maiduguri
Borno State Governor Babagana Zulum, Wednesday, declared open the North East zonal sports elimination series,with a friendly football match between Borno and Yobe states, which ended 2-1 in favour of host Borno State.
Zulum, represented by Chief of Staff Government House, Dr Babagana Wakil, kicked-off the event at the El-kanemi warriors sports centre amidst crowd of spectators and participating states.
The Governor assured the sports men and women that government will support them all,in their respective choosen sports.
He commended the relative peace being enjoyed in Maiduguri the state capital, without which the hosting of this game would have been impossible in the first place.
The Governor in company of Commissioner of Youth Empowerment and Sports, Sainna Buba, permanent secretaries, sports administrators and top goverments functionaries, went round the sports centre to see the renovation works being carried out especially on the Basketball, Volleyball,and Handball courts as well as conveniences constructed.
Our man reported that matches will continue in Handball, Basketball, Hockey, Volleyball, and football in both male and female categories.
Other matches will take place at the legacy housing estate and that teams that qualify, will represent their respective states in the forthcoming 2020 National Sports Festival in Edo State.