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New Kwara coach seeks support

Success Nwogu with agency report

KWARA United on Wednesday unveiled Abubakar Bala as their new coach.

The post became vacant following the exit of   John Obuh  on Monday.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the unveiling ceremony was held at the Conference Room of the Kwara State Sports Council in Ilorin.

Bala expressed  his delight at the opportunity to work at  the  team  and sought the support of all stakeholders.

He appealed to fans of the team  to be patient and prayerful as he rebuilds the club to return to winning ways.

“We will design a technical programme that will give the club a new playing direction with a view to ensuring the success of the club,’’ Bala said.

Chairman of the Premier League club  Oladimeji Thompson said,  “We will redouble our commitment to put the club at a vantage position and sustain  our  hard-earned promotion to the NPFL.”

Kwara State Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed, who was represented by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Youth and Sports Development, Ayobola Samuel,  said the state government is committed to the progress of the team.

He said,  “You are brought in to effect positive change. No excuses will be entertained.  We expect you to deliver results.  We will support you.”

The governor also announced a reversion of gate fees  from N500 to N200 and N100.

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