The Executive Director of Sports Yobe State Dr. Habu Abdulrahman Ago FIFA Rtd, has revealed that the fans of Yobe state will give Plateau United the needed support ahead of their CAF Champions League preliminary round clash against Simba Fc of Tanzania, Owosports.com.ng reports.
Speaking with Journalist the Rtd FIFA Ago appreciated the efforts of the Yobe state Government for the massive support given to Yobe Desert Stars football club.
“We already appreciated the effort of his Excellency and we expect the Excellency have heard the results already and we expect he to do what we want in the team because he promised that each and every request we sent to him must be approved, I could remember this pre-season we just took the file to him in two days and we got the approval”, he said.
After Yobe Desert Stars 2-0 victory over Plateau United in a tune up game, the sports Director also pledge to support Plateau United who are set to for their Champions League campaign this weekend as he believed they’re not only going to be representing Plateau state but they will be representing the country at large.
“I have seen the team, though the coach rested some players to be refreshing in line for the continental representation, they are representing Nigeria, they are not only representing Plateau state, so we are solidly behind them we will give them support and everything.
“The fans that came to cheer, we really appreciate and we hope to host a party for them because to win plateau United is not an easy task, yesterday (Monday) we played Wikki Tourist of Bauchi we lost by 1 goal to nil in the 85 minutes so the Victory is for Yobean, not for me.
“Of course thanks to Allah, we also have to appreciate executive Governor of Yobe state, Honorable Mai Mala Buni, because he is the one that funds the club it is a government owned club and it is sponsored by the Yobe state government the Governor is a new Governor who doubles as acting Chairman APC, anything you see is from the governor apart from that anytime we received funds from the government we do the right thing.
He however believed that Yobe Desert Stars are motivated and fired up ahead of the resumption of the 2020/2021 campaign as they look gain promotion to the Nigeria professional football league.
“First motivation you have seen the boys like you said well kitted we came in with forty players we Lodge them in an hotel each and everyone with their allowances and they are very happy, so with that the boys are in high spirits.
“By God’s grace this is our Target, we working towards that, but you know to get the premier league promotion is not easy, most especially playing an abridge league but we working to achieve it”, he concluded.