Katsina state commissioner of youths and sports, Sani Aliyu Danlami, has decried the unhealthy football rivalry between fans of Kano Pillars and their neighbors, Katisna United, calling for an end to the acts of football hooliganism and fracas between the fans.
Danlami in an exclusive interview with Judicial Sketch said “football is a joint venture. It is a family affair between Kano and Katsina state. We are one.
“We are bound by so many developmental factors, so therefore it is shameful that our team cannot travel to Kano and stay back in Kano after a football match.
“It is also awful that whenever Kano Pillars will feature against Katsina United and vice versa, everywhere will be enveloped in tension, hooliganism takes over the fun anytime Pillars and Katisna United would meet.
“I am appealing to Kano Pillars players and their fans to note that from today the hostilities are over, the fans should forget the past, let us come together to build a new future for the development of football in Kano and Katsina states”, Danlami appealed.