Senator Barau showers cash, gifts on victorious team

Senator Barau showers cash, gifts on victorious team
  • …Asks club to get ready for Premier League

Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Barau I. Jibrin, has applauded Barau Football Club (BFC) over their recent victory and promotion to the Nigeria Nationwide League (NNL) from the Nationwide League One (NLO). 

According to a statement by his Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Alhaji Ismail Mudashir, Senator Barau made the commendation when he received the club’s management and players at the National Assembly in Abuja on Monday.

 It will be recalled that BFC defeated Yoca Crocodiles 3-2 on penalties on Sunday to pick the ticket to the second division of Nigerian professional football league.

While applauding the team’s outstanding performance, Senator Barau described the victory as a great achievement.

He said he floated the club to make it a global brand and contribute to the growth, employment, and development of Nigerian youths. 

“I wish to start by thanking Almighty God for this victory and thanking the management and the players for the hard work and dedication that culminated in this victory. When I established this club, I intended to make it a global brand. This has not changed. So, the journey has just started. This is the beginning of the beginning. 

“Insha Allah, by next year, we will all converge here to celebrate our promotion to the Premier League. You will go international. By God’s grace, this club will be the pride of all Nigerians,” he said.

The highlight of the event was the donation of a new coaster bus, one motorcycle to each player, and N5,000,000 bonus to the management and players. 

Earlier, the club’s chairman, Shehu Ibrahim Chanji, thanked the Deputy President of the Senate for his commitment to football development in the country.

“You have delivered your promises to us, which is why we are also delivering our promises to you. You paid our salaries, allowances, and match bonus promptly. Not only that, but our outfit is also one of the best in the country. This is something to be proud of. We are proud of you,” he said. 

Surajo Mukhtar, who spoke on behalf of the players, said they are proud to play for Barau FC, adding that they are admired and celebrated across the country.


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