Kwara United Football Club has dedicated the Governor Dapo Abiodun Pre-Season Cup victory to Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, for his unalloyed support to sports development in the state, Thecitypulsenews learnt.
Kwara United Football Club yesterday defeated Shooting Stars Sports Club on penalties, to win Governor Dapo Abiodun Pre-Season Cup, a football tournament held at the Dipo Dina International Stadium, Ijebu-Ode.
Speaking with newsmen after the victory, the General Manager of the club, Bashir Badawiy said that the team is enjoying enough motivational support from the state’s Number One citizen, whom he described as sports-loving.
According to Badawiy, “The victory came the same day Kwara State Sports Commission broke another record at the National Youth Games, winning 32 medals to finish in the 6th position.
“Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq is changing the narratives in sports development in Kwara state, and we know he will do more.
“The renovation and construction of new sports facilities, motivation of athletes and players to put in their best in competitions and also, following up with a visit in raising the stakes in sports in the state.
Badawiy, on behalf of Kwara United FC, congratulated the Executive Chairman of the Kwara State Sports Commission, Mallam Bola Mogaji, other board members, athletes, coaches and other officials, for doing the state proud, especially on the backdrop of previous experiences at the National Youth Games.
Kwara won a total of 32 medals, which includes 10 gold, 10 silver and 12 bronze medals. In 2019, it won 22 medals, with just three gold medals.
He added that the achievement has also paved the way for the approval of a State Festival, next year.
Badawiy added that the team will work hard to justify government’s investment, by breaking new grounds in the forthcoming NPFL season.