Kwara United to return to Ilorin Stadium by Easter

Published on: 06 January 2023

Kwara United will return to their home ground by Easter according to Mr. Alloy Chukwuemeka who is the secretary of the NPFL club owners association.

The Football Director ABS FC (Abubakar Bukola Saraki Football Club) disclosed in an interview with veteran journalist, Mitchel Obi on Sport Salsa on Kennis FM that the stadium is undergoing some form of rehabilitation, but it will be completed before the Easter celebration in April.

"The Ilorin Stadium is undergoing rehabilitation, as the current government is replacing artificial turf on the pitch with natural grass.

" Reason behind the change of the playing turf is geared towards hosting of international competitions or qualifiers involving Nigeria's national male or female national teams.

"The development made Kwara United host their CAF Confederations Cup preliminary matches at the Mobolaji Sports Arena (formerly Onikan Stadium) in Lagos.

"With the season kicking off this weekend, the state football team have opted to have their home matches at the Lekan Salami Sports Complex, Adamasingba in Ibadan, Oyo State, pending completion of the project.

"The rehabilitation and re-grassing of the Ilorin Stadium should be completed before the Easter celebration."

Kwara United are one of the clubs that were relocated to another stadium for not meeting the stadium requirement of the IMC. They have since been moved to the Lekan Salami Stadium in Ibadan.


By Uche Dozie