Kwara United Football Club today, Friday October 6th, 2023, paid a visit to the Emir of Ilorin, Alhaji (Dr) Ibrahim Sulu-Gambari, CFR in his Palace, as they seek royal blessings ahead of the first home match of the season, and the season.
While receiving the team, the Emir, who admonished players and staffers of the club to be of good conduct, and be dutiful in order to make Kwarans happy, charged the players on discipline.
The Emir prayed for a successful season, advised the team to target and work towards securing a continental ticket, even as he prayed that the players would all end up playing in Europe. He charged them to serve the team with their heart.
The Emir of Ilorin, a former player himself, and former Board member of the Nigeria Football Association (NFA), now Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), is the Grand Patron of Kwara United Football Club, Ilorin.
The visit was a continuation of the annual pre-season visit to the Chairman of Kwara State Traditional Council, to seek royal blessings ahead of commencement of the NPFL.
According to the Secretary of the club, Wale Obalola, who represented the Chairman of Kwara United FC, Kumbi Titiloye on the visit, the club also sought for the support of the Monarch.
Kwara United started the season in far away Katsina, losing by a lone goal to the home team, Kwara United, and is rallying all Kwarans, both home and in the Diaspora, for support.
Kwara United last played in their traditional home, Ilorin, in the 2022/2023 NPFL season, owing to the regrassing of the Main-Bowl pitch last season, playing their home matches in Ibadan and Akure.
The Technical Adviser of Kwara United Football Club, Coach Kabir Sulaiman Dogo is one of the Chiefs of the Emir, been the Magaji of Odo-Okun, SawMill Area of Ilorin, Kwara state.