*Mutiu Adepoju Calls for Restraint
La Liga fans drawn from cities in Northern Nigeria on Sunday stormed Kano city to commemorate the opening weekend of the 2020/2021 season of the Spanish league.
The meeting held amidst pomp and pageantry attracted top La Liga fans who reiterated their love and joy towards the league.
The fans watched as Villarreal forced a draw 1-1 at home to promoted Huesca to mark their celebration of the commencement of the new season.
Former Super Eagles maestro and La Liga brand ambassador, Mutiu Adepoju, at the meeting expressed his happiness over the huge followership that is been enjoyed by the league courtesy of the huge number of followers of the league in Kano and other parts of Northern Nigeria.
Adepoju further expressed his admiration over the conduct of the fans in the past, enjoining La Liga addicts to continue to foster unity among themselves even in the face of football hostilities.
He cautioned that the season has just kicked off, urging La Liga fans to always restrain themselves from indulging in acts that would dent the image of their well cherished league.
The headmaster, as he is fondly called in his hey days, said he is in Kano in his capacity as La Liga ambassador on the mission to boost the relationship between football fans in Nigeria and La Liga.
He disclosed that packages would be unveiled to further strengthen the bond between La Liga and its fans residing in Northern Nigeria, adding that Kano would serve as the rallying point.
In his remarks, Babs Sherif Abdallah said “Kano is the home of La Liga league. This is the starting point. More benefits will come to La Liga fans in Kano and Northern Nigeria.
Prominent amongst sports dignitaries that graced the meeting were, Kano state commissioner for youths and sports, Kabiru Lakwaya, represented by Director Technical, Kano state sports commission, Bashari Ahmed Maizare; Nollywood/Kannywood frontline actor, Ali Nuhu; executive member, Nigeria Football Federation, Shariff Rabiu Inuwa Ahlan; chairman, Kano Pillars fans club, Bashir Muazu Jide, among others.