NPFL: Kwara United begins redemption battle against Elkanemi Warriors in Akure


Kwara United Football Club will tomorrow, Sunday March 26th, 2023 begin the journey towards redeeming their chances of making it to the Super Six, as they take the centre stage against El-kanemi Warriors of Maiduguri at their newly adopted home.ground, Akure Township Stadium, in the Matchday 10 of the NPFL.

Playing under a new Technical Adviser, Coach Kabir Sulaiman Dogo, who has rejigged the squad and also added eight new players, much is expected of the team which is presently in the 8th position in Group A of the ongoing 2022/2023 Abridged League.

Kwara United Football Club started the season in Ibadan following the ongoing regrassing of the Main-Bowl of the State Stadium Complex, winning just a game out of four home matches, losing one and drawing two.

The team ended the first round winning two matches, drawing three and losing four, has minus five goals, with nine points, making it an average of one goal par match.

Ahead of the commencement of the second round hostilities, Coach Dogo has charged players and officials of the club to be resolute and redouble their effort to make qualification for Super Six a reality.

While interacting with the players after landing in Akure, the Technical Adviser told the players that securing a place in the top six would not only put the club in contention for a continental spot, but would also give them an avenue to showcase and market their talents to international scouts and the national team.

Coach Dogo stressed the need for the players to remain disciplined and focused, stressed the fact that Kwarans are waiting to hear only good news. According to him, the 25 players that made the list to Akure are not better than those who couldn’t, hence they should regard themselves as priveledged, and work hard to justify the confidence reposed in them.

In his words, “This second stanza of the Abridged League is the real deal.
Teams currently occupying the top can go down, and teams at the bottom of the table can go atop. This is why we need to take every match seriously. With the calibre of players we have now, I can beat my chest that nearly all of you are in top form. You would be disappointing yourselves and Kwarans if you fail to make it to the last six.

Kwara United Football Club beefed up its squad with eight players, who includes Yahaya Suleiman from Gombe United FC, Rasaq Alaji from Crown FC, Oginni Olatunbosun from Wikki Tourists FC and Kabiru Mohammed from Abia Warriors FC.

Others are Azeez Lawal from Wikki Tourists FC, Suleiman Salihu Dogo from Wikki Tourists FC, Kenneth James from Lobi Stars FC and Ayinde Kehinde from Ekranas Futbolo Klubas.


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