Niger State Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani-Bello has described the death of Hussaini Isah, Defence player with Niger Tornadoes FC as a great loss to the entire football family in the state.
Governor Abubakar Sani -Bello in a condolence message signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Mal. Jibrin Baba Ndace said the painful death of the footballer dealt a big blow on football industry in the country.
“I watched him live on Sunday at the Bako Kontagora Stadium in the match between our own team, Niger Tornadoes and Kwara United FC. He was a good defender and he played well. So his death came as a surprise to us.We are very saddened to hear of his sudden demise. This is a lesson to everyone of us that death can come at anytime.”
“On behalf of Government and people of Niger State, the numerous supporters of Niger Tornadoes we extend our sympathy to his family for the loss of this great footballer”.
The Governor prayed Allah grant the deceased Aljana fidausi and the family the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.
He then charged the management and players of the club to go ahead and ensure the club lift the Professional football league as a means of immortalising the name and contributions of late Isah to the club.
Isah has since been buried in accordance with Islamic rite.