Following the sudden death of Coach Mohammed Gariba popularly called Bannerman, many has suggested that one of the sports complex currently under construction in the Yendi Township be named after the late Coach Bannerman.
One of the leading figures of this proposal is Mohammed Ahmed Hussein popularly known as “Canna 1”, he made the proposal on his Facebook wall today, it reads “I suggest that, we name one of our sports
complex after our late couch banner-man.
He was having a great passion for the
development of football in Yendi municipal”.
“Rest well coach”
Coach Bannerman until his death on Friday 2/04/2021 was the Founder and Coach of Yendi Sankara Nationals, a division two club based in Yendi.
He was also the Vice Chairman of the Yendi Municipal Football Association. His contribution to the growth of football in the Eastern Corridor Zone is unmatchable, he was having great passion for the development of football in the area.
His ideologies was to unearthed football talents in the area. His immense contribution to the construction of the two sports complex in Yendi can’t be underestimated.
The two projects are currently under construction, the main stadium is at Zang Community and the other one is in the Yendi town park which is under the Astro turf project.
His sudden demise was a shock to the football fraternity in the Region, for which reason there have been condolence messages from the Northern Regional FA, the Sagnarigu FA, SWAG Northern Region and the Yendi FA.
Coach Bannerman left us but his ideologies and contributions are still there for generations to emulate. He really deserves that honor.
By Saaka Yakubu Issah