House of Arewa wins Kano Dambe Chiefs Championship

House of Arewa wins Kano Dambe Chiefs Championship

After two days of intense competition, House of Arewa was crowned champions of the 1st Emir Ado Bayero Dambe Championship Cup held at Drai Palace, Kano.

Organized by African Warriors Fighting Championship (AWFC), the leading promoter of Danbe boxing, the championship was part of an event celebrating Legacy of Tradition, an annual festival showcasing Kano culture in conjunction with the Kano Emirate Council. It was done as part of the

The event saw 16 players from Dambe houses of Arewa, Kudawa and Gurmada compete in eight matches, with Arewa houses emerging victorious.

The Arewa family won six of the eight matches and were awarded the Emirs’ Cup by the Emir of Kano, His Highness Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero.

This traditional wrestling event drew more than 5,000 fans, many of whom streamed live via AWFC, ARTV, and Legacy of Traditions social media pages.

The Emir of Kano, Ado Bayero, said this at the event. “The Chiefs’ Cup is a celebration of our cultural roots. As a custodian of Kano’s culture, I have supported Dambe for many years and want to see this sport continue to reach new heights. We are proud to support the African Warrior Fighting Championship and Legacy of Tradition and share our customs with the world.”

African Warriors Fighting Championship founder Maxwell Kalu also spoke about the championship, saying it celebrates African heritage.

“The Emir’s Cup was a huge spectacle that highlighted the unifying power of sport as people from all over Kano came together to support their favorite fighters and homes.


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