North West Nigeria zonal chapter of Arsenal fans club on Friday set up a special appeal fund to generate funds to support orphanage homes, widows, persons with physical disability and the aged in the region.
The group during its regional Annual General Meeting held at Kano NUJ Press Centre commenced the process that would help the group generate funds that would be extended to ease the burden of the less privileged persons in Kano and its neighboring states.
Our correspondent reports that the meeting attracted mass number of unrepentant Arsenal fans from all the 44 local government areas of Kano State, alongside Arsenal fanatics who were drawn from Katsina and Jigawa states.
One of the attendees, Nura Tudun Wada, in an interview with Judicial Sketch said “I came to Kano from Tudun Wada local government, a Kano town that shares borders with Kaduna and Plateau states. I am an Arsenal fan to the core. It gives me pleasure to have attended this meeting to give my contribution and support my darling club.
Another fan who attended, Kabiru Alarramma Bunkure, when quizzed said “my decision to attend this great meeting was to honor and celebrate my club Arsenal fc. Also, I got motivated to attend because we are going to extend charity to the less privileged people in our society.
The Arsenal Fans 2020 AGM had the theme “Walima FA Cup, 14 Times in History and Awards.”
The session also played host to series of lectures.
The technical director, Kano State Sports Commission, Dr Bashir Ahmad Maizare tutored the fans on the rudiments of the laws of the game.
The media officer, Kano Pillars football club, Rilwanu Idris Malikawa urged the fans and the sporting press to always promote their neighborhood clubs and brands. He lamented that the hype been accorded to foreign leagues by football fans and the press has buried the once flamboyant local and communal league.