Club Chairman

Alhaji Aminu Balele Kurfi is the Executive Chairman of Katsina United.

He is also the Senior Special Adviser (SSA) on Sports to the Executive Governor of Katsina State, His Excellency Aminu Bello Masari.

Even before Katsina United kicked a football in anger in the NPFL 2016/17 season, he was appointed on the board of the League Management Company (LMC), the body charged with running the country’s elite championship.

Holder of a B.Sc. Economics degree from the Ado Bayero University Kano, ‘Dan Arewa’, as he is fondly called by admirers, rewrote the history books for Katsina United when under his leadership the club won promotion back to the top-flight Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) after a 15-year absence.

He also ensured that ‘The Changi Boys’ returned to the big time in fine style when they clinched the Nigeria National League (NNL) Super 4 in Gombe, meaning Katsina returned to the NPFL as champions of the Nigerian second-tier league.

Born in Kurfi, Alhaji Aminu revealed that his mother imbibed in him strict discipline, which “made me a very practical man”.

He attended Government Secondary School (GSS) Dutsin ma as well as the College of Advanced Studies in Zaria.

His working experience has included serving as Personal Assistant to former President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) and one-time Military Governor Abdulmumini Aminu.

He was also Special adviser to both one-time Ministers of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Adamu Aliero and Aliyu Modibbo.

He has enjoyed the full support and confidence of the leadership of Katsina State Government after he distinguished himself at the headship of a Task Force on Sanitation.

A member of the ruling party APC, ‘Dan Arewa’ is a businessman with interests in properties, commodities and stocks as well as a consultant for wealth creation.

He said his vision for Katsina United is to ensure the club generate profit and employment for the country’s teeming youths.

As a result of this, he plans to among other initiatives enter into various technical pacts and collaborations with top clubs across the world.

He is happily married and the marriage is blessed with a daughter, Binta.