Kwara United Football Club’s Matchday 28 fixtures against Shooting Stars Sports Club tomorrow, at the Main-Bowl of the Kwara State Stadium Complex will hold under lock and key.
This is in line with the directives of the League Management Company (LMC), after some fans were judged to have encroached onto the technical area/field of play, in the last home game against Rivers United.
Kwara United was fined for the encroachment, and asked to play their home match vs 3SC behind closed doors (without fans).
Kwara United Football Club defeated Rivers United Football Club 2-1 in the Matchday 26 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) encounter, to break a long time jinx against the Port Harcourt based club, but different reactions greeted the outcome.
The Club has therefore, asked all it’s fans, supporters and spectators to stay away from the stadium tomorrow, and pray for the success of the team against the Oluyole Warriors from home.
According to the Chairman, Kumbi Titiloye, “we are a disciplined club, and that is why we need to comply with the ruling that we have to play the Shooting Stars Sports Club match under lock and key.
“It’s a difficult decision to accept, this is because the fans and supporters are part of our strength and inspiration whenever we play at home. We will miss them against Oluyole Warriors.
“We urge them to please take it in good faith, especially as it’s only one match. We need their prayers, to assist to come good against 3SC.
Also advised to stay away from the stadium are various stakeholders, as only those that are relevant to the cause of the match are expected to be at the Stadium, in full compliance with the LMC ruling.
Matches between Kwara United Football Club and Shooting Stars Sports Club always draw full attention and spectatorship no matter where it’s being played, because of the rivalry, but the fans and supporters will miss that feature tomorrow, because of the ruling.