Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq To Host USA ’94 Heroes In Kwara State

Posted On 10 Sep 2020
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Kwara State Governor, Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq, on Thursday, 10 September, 2020, visited the Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr. Sunday Dare in his office in Abuja. At a meeting that yielded fruitful deliberations, the two sports lovers discussed prospects in youth and sports development.

During the courtesy visit, the Governor of Kwara State, His Excellency, Abdulrazaq Abdulrahman revealed his admiration for the US ‘94 squad. According to the Number 1 citizen of Kwara State, “I was in the stadium in the US when Daniel Amokachi scored what seemed to be the best goal against Greece. It was quite memorable to me as an ardent lover of the round leather game. After that goal, I fell in love with Jersey “Number 14” which Daniel Amokachi AKA “The Bull”, wore. Immediately after the tournament, I knew it will be hard to have these sets of players who are committed and great footballers.”

According to the Governor, he was looking forward to hosting the same US ‘94 Squad in Ilorin, as another way to immortalize the late Rashidi Yekini who hailed from Kwara State; Ira Local Government to be precise. The SA Sports to the President, Daniel Amokachi, was in the gathering alongside the Minister, to receive the sports-loving Governor of Kwara State.

The US ‘94 squad was ranked by FIFA, the 5th best team in the world after the World Cup. Since that time till date, the achievement and ranking of the US ’94 Squad happen to be the best for the Super Eagles of Nigeria, in terms of FIFA ranking. History has it that the ’94 Squad is the best the country has ever produced in the round leather game.

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Philomena  Ngozi Christopher-Oji was born to the family of the late Michael and Cecilia Ojeogwu of Ubulu-Uku, in Aniocha South Local Government Area, Delta State. She had her primary and secondary education in Nwanoli and Ezemu Girls College, in Ubulu-Uku, before she proceeded to the Delta State University, Abraka, where she studied English and Literary Studies.