Afonja Warriors celebrate FA Cup win with royal visit to the Emir

FEDERATION CUP Afonja Warriors celebrate FA Cup win with royal visit to the Emir

Izuchukwu Akawor 11:17 - 17.03.2023
Kwara United also known as Afonja Warriors defeated ABS to the state FA Cup title.

NPFL side Kwara United are the Champions of the 2023 Kwara State FA Cup and celebrated with a royal visit.

The Afonja Warriors were guests to the Emir of Ilorin after seeing off rivals ABS on Thursday afternoon.

United defeated ABS 4-2 via penalty shootout to emerge winners at the Kwara Football Academy pitch, Ilorin.

Kwara United present trophy to Emir

Following the win over ABS, Alhaji (Dr) Ibrahim Sulu-Gambari to present the FA Cup title.

The Afonja Warriors were led by the technical crew and staff as they were duly welcomed to the Palace of the Emir and club's Grand Patron.

NPFL side Kwara United with their Emir.
Emir of Ilorin with Kwara United players.

Speaking during the visit, the Emir had some kind words for the Warriors, who he wished well and blessed.

"I always pray to hear the name of the club," Emir Sulu Gambari stated. "I also pray that every one of you will play abroad," he added.

United switch focus to NPFL

After the FA Cup win, Kwara United will switch focus to the NPFL which is set to return next week following the mid-season break.

Kwara United have had a slow start to the season which saw them head to the break seated eighth on the table.

Kwara United

The Afonja Warriors won only two of their opening nine matches in the first half of the season and will be hoping to improve on that performance when the league resumes.

Find out how Kabiru Dogo has begun to change things at Kwara United

Kwara United are FA Cup champions.
The Kwara United FA Cup title with the Emir.

United have already appointed Kabiru Dogo as the new man in charge of the Afonja Warriors, with the new gaffer taking four points from a possible six in his opening two matches before the break.