New players who will dorn the Niger Tornadoes’ sky blue jersey for the forthcoming Nigeria Professional Football League 2022/2023 season have been unveiled.
The unveiling ceremony took place at the Club’s Secretariat Complex Ministry Of Sports Development, Minna.
Addressing the new players during the unveiling ceremony, the Hon. Commissioner Of Youth & Sports Development, Mamman Musa Bosso who was ably represented by the Director Of Sports in the Ministry, Alhaji Baba Sheshi, while well-coming the new players said, Tornadoes is precious to the State and is endeared in the hearts of Nigerlites, hence the need for the players to brace up for the new challenge in their new environment.
The Director also took turn to urge the players to be disciplined, committed and dedicated.
While assuring the players and Management of the Ministry’s continuous support to the Club, the Director commended the team for an outstanding performance it recorded last season and called for an improved performance to commensurate with State Governments’ expenditure on the team.
“We want to see the team challenging for a continental slot next season,” Baba Sheshi said.
He assured the players of constant payment of their monthly entitlements.
Alhaji Baba Sheshi added that, the Niger State Government is doing everything possible to fix the Bako Kontagora stadium to allow the team play her home matches in Minna.
Delivering his speech at the ceremony, the Chairman Niger Tornadoes Management Committee, Hon. Adamu Aliyu Mohammed who was represented by the Club’s Vice Chairman Musa Matane, expressed satisfaction for the quality and high profile players the Technical Crew had assembled and urged the players to feel at home, settle down and enjoy the natural resources the State is endowed with.
In his remark, head coach of Niger Tornadoes Abubakar Bala Mohammed thanked the Management of the Club and the Sports Ministry for utmost support accorded the team and said with maximum financial support from the State Government, the team will topple last season’s performance and challenge for a place on the continent.
Highlight of the occasion was the symbolic signing of contract terms, unveiling of the players and cash donations to Lukman Mohammed, Sunday Akinmoladun and Ifeanyi Okoye for their outstanding performances last season.
Names Of The Unveiled Players & Their Former Clubs:
-Sherif Amuda – Tenere FC Benin Rep.
-Babatunde Taofeeq – OFFA United
-Denis Mse – Road Safety FC
-Charles Okafor – Akwa United
-Babatunde Solomon – Bayelsa United
-Udochukwu Anumudu – Abia Warriors
-Damilola Fagbenla – FC Tenere, Benin.
-Olawale Yusuf – Remo Stars
-Yusuf Omotayo – Rivers United
-Frank Kappe – Katsina United
-Umar Idris – Potiskum Academy
-Rowland Precious – MFM FC
-Oye Oluwafun – FC Tenere, Benin.