Bauchi State Governor Mohammed Abdullahi Abubakar has handed a continental ticket mandate to Wikki Tourists FC ahead of the commencement of the 2018/2019 season, Sportinglife.ng reports.
Governor Abubakar made the charge when he hosted the management, players and technical crew of the club who visited him at the Government House Bauchi on Thursday to present the Ahlan pre- season runners up trophy won recently in Kano State.
The governor said, “It has always been my dream for the team to pick a continental ticket and I will support you hugely if you achieve it. Wikki Tourists have huge history in local football and we have to sustain the tempo that is why our administration’s support to sports was a deliberate policy aimed at engaging teeming
unemployed youth to earn a living.”
The governor, who said he was not aware of the outstanding bonuses, owed the players, promised to offset the bills and continue payment of players’ salaries regularly.
The club’s chairman, Auwalu Babajada commended the Governor for his support to the club.
Babajada, who enumerated the team’s achievements recorded since the Governor came to power, to include qualifying for continental in 2016, Shehu Dikko Pre-season trophy and Ahlan pre-season Cup runners up trophy.
He used the medium to request for vehicles for the chairman and technical adviser which was approved by the governor.