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FULafia, All-stars Football Club collaborate for sports dev.

|By Yahaya Ahmed

The Federal University of Lafia (FULafia) would collaborate with Allstars Football Club of Lafia to raise the standard of sporting activities in the institution.

The Vice-Chancellor of FULafia, Prof. Shehu Abdul Rahman, stated so when members of the club, led by the head coach, Ibrahim Yahaya Sabo, paid him a familiarisation visit at his office, recently.

Describing the club as one of the city's best known and well loved football organisations, Abdul Rahman said that FULafia would tap from the experience and expertise of the club to improve its inter-faculty, national and international sports especially, football.

He said: “It is a natural fit for us to work together with the Allstars for our students and staff to gain valuable experience in football.”

Responding, the head coach of the team, Sabo, informed the vice-chancellor that the visit was meant to familiarise themselves with the University and contribute their quota to the growth and development of sports in the University.

Also speaking, Dr. Abubakar Sadiq, another member of the team and Director, Muhammadu Buhari Research and Training Institute of FULafia, told the vice-chancellor that “out of 120 members of the team, 10 are your (FULafia) principal and management staff.”

Sadiq said that, currently, the club has qualified for Ahmadu Bello Sardauna veteran competition billed to hold in Makurdi, the Benue State capital, adding: "We're, therefore, soliciting for a vehicle from the University to convey us to the tournament and back."

He said that the veterans' competition “is attracts all veterans' football clubs from the 19 northern states.”

He said that the All-stars Football Club was the only club nominated to represent Nasarawa State.

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