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Kwara United will bounce back next season

23 October 2013, 13:38

Abuja - The Kwara Government on Tuesday assured the people of the state that the relegated Kwara Utd FC of Ilorin would return to the Glo Premier League next season.

Hajia Ramat Abaya, the state Commissioner for Sports and Youth Development, gave the assurance in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Ilorin.

Abaya said that it was sad to see the team that was contending for the league title relegated at the end of the season.

The commissioner thanked Gov. Abdulfatah Ahmed and all that supported the team during the outgone season.

She urged the supporters of the club to learn from what happened to their darling club, this season.

"I think part of our plans is to embark on the education of our fans, especially to let them know that the game is either you win or you lose,” Abaya said.

She called on the club's fans to be calm during matches, to avoid a repeat of what happened in Week 29.

NAN reports that Kwara Utd, until the Week 29, was in contention for the league title, before their fans attacked an official in a game involving the club and Warri Wolves.

Consequently, the League Management Company ruled that the match be replayed in Ilorin, a decision Warri Wolves challenged before the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF).

The NFF Appeal Committee ruled in favour of Warri Wolves and gave the club the match's 3 points.

 Kwara Utd was relegated when it failed again to defeat Akwa Utd last Saturday.

Abaya said that the government would retain the technical crew and majority of the players, if they wished to stay.



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