Chief Organiser of SportsFlames/ Kwara United player of the season award has announced that the award presentation will hold on August 4th, 2022 at the Kwara United Secretariat in Ilorin, Kwara state.
Striker Alao Danbani emerged winner of the maiden award in Kwara State after he pulled a total 62.2% of the votes from the poll to edge out Afeez Noshiru, Ayodeji Bamidele and Samad Kadiri who came second, third and fourth, after they pulled 19.7%, 17% and 5% respectively from the online voting portal ( https://bit.ly/sportflameskupoty) which lasted for four weeks.
The award organiser previously resident in Lagos had the award known as the SportsFlames/MFMFC player of the year award with the inaugural edition held in 2017.
Onuwa Chukwuka formerly with MFM FC clinched the prize, defender Adeyinka Najeem now with Niger Tornadoes won the last edition while with MFMFC last year.
Olatoye Olawale, Managing Partner of Sportflames Communications and General Manager, SGFC Athletics Sports Club expressed his delight that the award is making it’s debut in Ilorin Kwara State after relocating from Lagos state.
According to him, he said,” It’s a good feeling to bring the award down to Ilorin, Kwara state. Our vision is to have the award with different clubs playing in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) every season.
“The project is our Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) as an organisation, rewarding individual players excellent performance after distinguished himself on and off the pitch, we started this with MFMFC in Lagos now we are in Ilorin, Kwara State, so next season we can choose to go to another team or continue with Kwara United.
“The Sportflames brand hopes to keep improving on the award hosting it yearly, and we also plan to take it beyond just one club in NPFL”, he concluded.
Alao Danbani becomes the first to win the award which is now resident in Kwara State.