Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano state commiserates the death of former Kano Pillars FC Striker Bello Musa Kofar Mata, who passed away recently at the age of 34 years.
In a statement on Sunday by the Governor’s spokesperson, Abba Anwar said Ganduje while praying for the reposed soul of the great footballer, who started his senior football career at Buffalo FC Kano, Kano Pillars FC, Heartland FC of Owerri, FC Ifeanyi Uba of Nnewi and Elkanemi Warriors football club of Maiduguri, he extended condolence message to his family.
“We received information about his death with shock and hope for Allah’s Blessing and Mercy on him. His demise is not only loss for the state, but it’s also for the entire country and football communities at large,” he observed.
Ganduje said: “We lost a rare gem, whose professional sojourn influenced many young ones and shaped many professional conducts within the football communities around the globe.”
Adding that, “it is at this juncture that I, on behalf of the government and the good people of Kano state, am sending our heartfelt condolences and special prayers for the departed soul of this gentleman of greater substance and influence in football communities.”
He prayed that Allah forgives all his shortcomings and rewards his good deeds abundantly, with Jannatul Firdaus.