The government and people of Nasarawa State have showered encomiums on the chairman of Nasarawa United Barrister Isaac Danladi for his timely intervention that has helped restore the pride of the Solid Miners as one of the dominant forces in the Nigeria professional football league, NPFL.
It was a day when men came forward to give account of their stewardship in a year blighted by the outbreak of the coronavirus which has affected every sphere of human endeavor, including sports.
At some point last season, Nasarawa United was sinking down the relegation waters before sanity finally prevailed as Governor Sule listened to the cry of the supporters who came out in their numbers singing, ‘All we are saying, bring back Danladi!
Aware of his track records and convinced of his pedigree, Governor Abdullahi Sule bowed to pressure, as he told his namesake, Abdullahi Osanga to step aside for the return of the pride of Lafia, Isaac Danladi.
A transformer of talents, an administrator with class and panache, Isaac Danladi has succeeded where many struggled, he has walked through the lions den unscathed and seem to have the magic of surviving even when many have written him off.
On Wednesday in Lafia, Governor Sule did not mince words as he showered praises and accolades on a son of the soil who has led the club to over 10 pre season victories, a feat that is giving the Governor goose pimples ahead of the new football season.
”You are a man who has the capacity to turn around things for better we have confidence that you will take this club to greater heights” Governor Sule said, during a brief meeting with the team in Lafia.
For the records, these are some of the achievements of Barrister Isaac Danladi since he emerged chairman of Nasarawa United few years back.
He guided the team to 3rd spot in the 2015 NPFL season and took them to the final of Aiteo Cup where they lost to FC Ifeanyi Ubah on penalties.
CAF Champions League: 1 appearance
2007 – Second Round
CAF Confederation Cup: 2 appearances
2016 – First Round.