SPORTS: Masari organised Badminton competition in Gov’t House, Suleiman emerges overall winner
Abdurrahman Suleiman on Sunday night emerged as the overall winner of the maiden Dallatun Katsina In-house Badminton Competition in Katsina.
Muhammad Buhari House, SGS, KCK and Golden stars participated in the tournament, which was played in three categories – mixed doubles, active doubles and active singles.
Each member of the winning team got N40,000, while each member of the second-placed team bagged N30,000. Each member of the third-placed team went home with N20,000.
The competition was supervised by the badminton coach in the state, Amaraddeen Suleiman.
Governor Aminu Masari, who spoke at the end of the event, announced plans by his administration to revive sports at the grass roots, stressing that schools would be made to organise sports competitions.
Masari promised that sports facilities would be provided for schools, adding that the sports facilities in Government House would be made available to sports men and women for training.
The governor commended the Chairman of the state Badminton Association, Alhaji Mustapha Inuwa, who is also the Secretary to the State Government, and other officials for the success of the competition.
Inuwa praised Masari for reviving badminton in the state, adding that badminton players from the state would shine at national competitions due to the governor’s interest in the development of the sport.