Kwara United Football Club is a Nigerian football club based in Ilorin, Nigeria. The club currently plays in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL), the country’s highest level of professional club football.
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Kwara United FC History
Kwara State, under the administration of Col. Peter Asam Mbu Ogar, changed the name of the Ibadan-based club to Kwara United Football Club and relocated the base to Ilorin after acquiring ownership of Exide Sparkers FC in 1997 from Exide Battery Company Limited. This occurred after Kwara State purchased ownership of Exide Sparkers FC from Exide Battery Company Limited.
Kwara United was founded as a successor to another Ilorin-based team called Kwara Bombers, which disbanded after being demoted to the third tier of the national league structure. Kwara United is now known as Kwara United. Since 1974, when the Kwara Water Corporation FC, an in-house club for personnel of the water corporation that qualified for the National Division 2 League in 1979, Kwara State has always had a tradition of financing a club. This tradition dates back to when the Kwara Water Corporation FC.
The next year, Kwara Water Corporation FC would go on to go to the quarter finals of what was then called the Challenge Cup and is now known as the AITEO Federations Cup. In 1985, as a direct result of the corporation changing its name to Kwara Utilities Board, the club changed its name to Kwara Utility Bombers. Beginning in 1985 and continuing until 1996, when it finally went bankrupt, the club’s performance suffered as a direct result of its bad financial situation.
It was a dream come true for the people of Ilorin and Kwara who have yearned for top flight football when Kwara United FC emerged to meet their yearnings of watching for the first time, the Professional League Division I in 1997. After 30 years of the state’s creation and about 17 years of participation in lower levels of the Nigeria football league, it was a dream realized after Kwara United FC emerged.
After 30 years of the state’s creation. The club has had the honor of representing Nigeria three times in continental club competitions, beginning with the CAF Cup in the 1999/2000 season. They competed against Zamalek FC of Egypt and made it all the way to the quarterfinals, but ultimately fell short. Kwara United qualified for the CAF Confederations Cup for the second time in 2006/2007, however like the year before, they were eliminated in the quarterfinals.
In 2011, the club competed in the quarterfinals of the subregional West Africa Football Union (WAFU) league, however it was eliminated by another Nigerian club named Rangers International. This was the club’s third time competing on the international stage. Over the course of its existence, it has not only been responsible for the birth of but also for the employment of a number of the country’s most talented athletes, many of whom went on to compete for their respective national teams and the most prestigious clubs in Europe.
Former Super Eagles defender Seyi Olofinjana, forward Obinna Nsofor, and another defender who passed away named Sani Abacha are three of the most notable members of the club. In addition to that, there was a goalie for the junior national team named Bassey Akpan, and a forward named Idemudia Usigbe. Toyin Ayinla and Tunde Sanni, who is currently the head of the Kwara State Coaches Association, are two examples of traditional Kwara footballers who have maintained their status as local cult figures. All of Kwara United FC’s home games are played in the Main Bowl of the Kwara State Stadium Complex in Ilorin.
Kwara United FC Stadium
Ilorin, which is located in the state of Kwara in Nigeria, is home to the Kwara State Stadium, which is a multi-use venue. At the moment, its primary purpose is to host football matches, and it serves as the home turf for both Kwara United F.C. and ABS F.C.
After the completion of the renovations that began in 2010, the stadium now has a capacity of 26,000. It is accessible from Ibrahim Taiwo road and can be found on Stadium road.