The Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN), Niger State Chapter has commended the State Government, Management, Technical crew and players of the state’s team, Niger Tornadoes, for reaching the finals of the Aiteo Cup for the second time within three football seasons.
In a statement signed by the State SWAN Chairman, Comrade Abubakar Hassan the Association also congratulated the entire soccer loving Nigerlites for the feat achieved by the team and also qualifying for CAF Confederation Cup even though the Aiteo Cup finals is yet to be played.
Comrade Abubakar Hassan in the statement also commended the state government for the reorganization of the entire structure of the club positive effect had already been felt with the Aiteo Cup feat achieved by the club.
The statement also urged the Technical Crew and players of the club to go all out and fight for glory in the finals against their Northern brothers, Kano Pillars football club.
SWAN Niger state also appealed to the state government to accord Niger Tornadoes both moral and financial support for the finals and also in their campaign in Nigeria National League (NNL) and the CAF Confederation Cup when the time comes.
While assuring the state government and the management of the club of support at anytime, he also urged the state government and all stakeholders in sports sector of the state to work with SWAN to move sports to the Next Level in the state.
Similarly, SWAN in the State appealed to the State Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello to appoint a Seasoned Sports Administrator as Commissioner for Sports while forming his new cabinet members.