Sardauna Babes of Kano to play youth tournament in Serbia

Ibrahim Shekarau

The 25- man contingent will jet out to Serbia for the International Youth Championship.

Kano based Nigeria Nationwide League side, Sardauna Babes football club, will participate in the forthcoming International Youth Championship billed for Serbia.

The 25-man contingent is expected to jet out to Serbia on August 29, to participate in the two weeks tournament. The team is supported by former Kano State Governor, Ibrahim Shekarau, and his friends.

The travelling contingent, made up of 18 players and seven officials, will be in the Eastern European nation for the period to take part in the championship for selected youth clubs across the globe.

The club’s General Manager, Kabiru Ali Mazado, disclosed on Wednesday that the club is prepared for the tournament which is expected to expose the players to the international market.

He said the club will spend N10 million on logistics for the championship.

Mr. Mazado said the exploits of three of the club’s players in the present national under-17 male team gave them the edge over other youth football clubs in the country to be invited for the tournament.

“We produced three players for the present national under 17 team: the captain Musa Mohammed, Alhassan Ibrahim and Ifeanyi Mathew. We still have more of them in our fold and we are using all available opportunity to expose them and the Serbian tourney is just one of them. I am happy the former Governor of Kano Malam Shekarau, our sponsor is firmly behind us,” the General Manager said, hinting that the former Kano Governor, and his friends, will bankroll the trip.

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