The Gombe United plum job of General Manager has once again been saddled with Abubakar Abubakar Yellow, after the State Executive Governor, Alhaji Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya approved the reappointment of Dan Fulani to continue in the same position.
With the Nigeria Premier Football League (NPFL) new season kickoff rescheduled to a yet to be announced date, Dan Fulani was giving the nod by the State Governor to serve in same capacity, after he turned the club’s fortunes around; guiding the club to promotion to the Premier League from the Nigeria National League (NNL) and retaining Gombe United top flight status at the end of a tough 2022/23 Abridged League season.
Under Dan Fulani as General Manager, Gombe United who finished in Group B that had Bendel Insurance, Remo Stars and Enyimba, recorded some stellar performances and results in the tough Abridged League season.
According to a press statement from the State Government and signed by the Media Aide, Shuaibu Muhammad Angazy, ‘Yellow’ as fondly called by his admirers, is one of the most experienced football administrators of his generation.
Angazy’s statement which was accompanied with a letter from the Governor’s Office dated September 14 added that based on Yahaya’s approval, the General Manager’s reappointment takes immediate effect.
Yellow, who hails from Gombe, is an astute football adminstrator, having previously worked for Wikki Tourists FC, El Kanemi Warriors, Enyimba FC of Aba, Sunshine FC of Akure and Shooting Stars FC of Ibadan.
Dan Fulani expressed his delight after his reappointment as Gombe United General Manager. “I can’t express how delighted I am but this is another call to duty and also deliver, just as I have done in a few years I came into management of Gombe United.
“I want to specially use this medium to thank His Excellency, Governor Alhaji Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya for his faith in me, after he deemed it worthy to once again hand me the baton to adminster the affairs of Gombe United as General Manager.
“I don’t want to make much promises but am assuring that the Savannah Scorpions will hit the ground running when the new NPFL season kicks off, with the sole aim of winning and giving it a shot for a title or continental slot at the end of the domestic league campaign.”