LOCAL NEWS POLITICAL GIST Sport SPORTS GIST GOMBE STATE FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION (FA) HONORS GOV. YAHAYA WITH AN AWARD OF EXCELLENCE By Admin Posted on 4 weeks ago 2 min read 0 0 Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on Pinterest Share on Linkedin By Aishat Momoh. O. In honor of his contributions to football and other athletic activities in the state, the Gombe State Football Association (FA) has honoured Gov. Inuwa Yahaya with an award of excellence. The governor got the Award, shortly after the state league final between Nasarawa Utd FC and Landa Boys Utd FC, which resulted in a 4-2 victory for Landa after a penalty shootout following a 1-1 tie at the end of normal time, according to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN). The award was presented by Seyi Akinwumi, the first Vice President of the Nigeria Football Association (NFA), and accepted on Yahaya’s behalf by Manassah Jatau, the Deputy Governor. The governor was given the prize, according to Akinwumi, for his countless contributions to football, which have had a positive impact on the lives of young people in the state. He also complimented the administration for establishing a conducive climate for football and sports in general, adding that without it, the event would not have been possible. When accepting the prize, Jatau stated that the value of sports cannot be overstated because of its role in forging citizen solidarity and creating job possibilities on a local, national, and international level. He also recommended the public to engage in sports for a healthy lifestyle and for youth to minimize their agitation in society.