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NPFL: Kwara United dump Ibadan stadium for Akure as home ground

Kwara United Football Club has been granted approval to adopt the Akure Township Stadium as their new home ground for the second of the 2022/2023 Nigeria Premier Football League (NPFL).

This was contained in a statement released by the team media department on Thursday where it revealed that NPFL has approved the intention of the club to adopt the Akure Township Stadium as its new temporary home ground.

The statement noted that the approval was given  through a letter dated March 2, 2023, and signed by the Head of Competition Department, Dr. Sunday Johnson Obaseki on behalf of the Head of Operations of the NPFL, and copied the Ondo State FA and the other clubs.

“We are pleased to inform you that the NPFL has approved your request to adopt Akure Township Stadium as your home ground, effective from Matchday 10 fixture, Kwara United FC versus El-Kanemi Warriors of Maiduguri.

“You are advised to put all necessary logistics in place at Akure Township Stadium for hitch-free games for the rest of the season”, the letter read in part.

The approval takes effect from the NPFL match day 10.

Kwara United had started the season at the Lekan Salami Stadium in Ibadan, winning just a game out of the four home matches played at the venue, and drew an away game against the homers, Shooting Stars Sports Club.

They defeated Akwa United 2-1, lost by a lone goal to Bendel Insurance, and drew the two others, against Gombe United and Remo Stars.

The need for Kwara United to play away from home was necessitated by the ongoing re-grassing of the main pitch of Kwara State Stadium Complex in Ilorin.

Meanwhile, Kwara United currently occupy 8th position on the log of the 10-teams-tied Group A of the NPFL abridged-league with Nine points from 9 games after the first stanza of the league.

The club will be hoping to turn things around for good when the NPFL gets back on track after the election break.

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