Abuja - Alhaji Haruna Maigidasanma, General Manager, Kwara United FC of Ilorin, has urged football lovers to support the team to return to the Globacom Premier League next season.
Maigidasanma also appealed to soccer fans to give the Abubakar Bukola Saraki (ABS) FC the necessary support to make them return to the elite league in the 2013/2014 season.
He made the appeal in Ilorin on Thursday in an interview ahead of the Nigeria National League (NNL) kick off.
The NNL will kick off on Saturday with matches to be played across the country in the abridged format of the competition.
The Kwara United manager said the call was imperative because fans played significant roles in sports development.
Maigidasanma also noted that ABS and Kwara United were one and urged supporters of the two Ilorin-based teams to always support each other when they had crucial matches.
He said his team was ready for the challenges ahead and confirmed that the NNL was a tougher league.
He appealed to the fans to exhibit the spirit of sportsmanship anytime the team was playing at home and accept results as they come.
The general manager revealed that his management had raised a team that would not disappoint the football loving people of the state.
"I want to appeal to our fans to always be behind the team no matter the result. It is very sure you cannot win always or for a team to win always.
"Kwara is a peaceful state, so we want to ensure that our stadium is one of the most peaceful places to officiate.
"We are aware of the challenges before us and so are the players and officials," the general manager said.
NAN reports that the Afonja Warriors as Kwara United are fondly called will play in Group A of the NNL.
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