The Bauchi State Football Association (BAFA) wishes to notify the general public of the withdrawal of the Professor Suleiman Elias Bogoro’s name from the Peace And Unity Cup Football Tournament.
The tournament is now tagged: Bauchi State Peace And Unity Cup, as 80 teams drawn from the 20 local government areas of the state are expected to battle for the title.
The earlier inclusion of Professor Suleiman Elias Bogoro name was not for any political gains as perceived in some quarters, as Bauchi FA did not formally inform Professor Bogoro before naming the competition after him.
The Bauchi State FA, hereby tender our unreserve and sincere apologies to Professor Suleiman Elias Bogoro, his family and associates for the misunderstanding and any inconveniences this may have caused.
The FA further tender its apologies to football stakeholders and the general public for any inconveniences this may have caused, while reassuring everyone that the Bauchi FA remain ever ready and committed in hosting a successful Bauchi State Peace And Unity Cup with the aim of identifying new talents and developing football in the Pearl Of Tourism.
Patrick Pascal, MON
Chariman Bauchi State Football Association.