Kwara United F.C

Arena/Stadium: Kwara Sports Stadium, Ilorin

Owners – Kumbi Titiloye

Chairman: Kumbi Titiloye

Manager: Kafaru Alabi

Nickname(s): Harmony boys, The Afonja Warriors

Founded: 1997

 

 History
Season League Rank Played Points W/D/L Goals Players
2017/2018 Season NPFL 15 24 29 7/8/9 21:28
2018/2019 Season NPFL GROUP A 10 22 27 7/6/9 15:20
2019/2020 Season NPFL 19 25 28 8/4/13 23:33

 

After acquiring ownership of Exide Sparkers FC in 1997 from Exide Battery Company Limited, 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.

Kwara United then became a replacement for another Ilorin based side, Kwara Bombers which became defunct after relegation to the third tier of the national league structure. Kwara State have always had a tradition of funding a club dating back to 1974 when the Kwara Water
Corporation FC, an in-house club for staff of the water company which qualified for the National Division 2 League in 1979.

Kwara Water Corporation FC would go on that same year to reach the quarter finals of the then Challenge Cup now known as AITEO Federations Cup. By 1985, consequent to the change of name of the company to Kwara Utilities Board, the club switched names to Kwara Utility Bombers and would suffer reverse in performances as a result of poor financing until 1996 when it went under. For Ilorin and Kwara people who have longed for top flight football, it was a dream realized after 30 years of the state’s creation and about 17 years of participation in lower levels of the Nigeria football league, that Kwara United FC emerged to meet their yearnings of watching for the first time, the Professional League Division I in 1997.

The club has had the honour of representing Nigeria three times in continental club competitions starting with the CAF Cup in the 1999/2000 season, reaching the quarter-finals and losing to Zamalek FC of Egypt. Kwara United again made it to the 2006/2007 CAF Confederations Cup and was also eliminated at the quarter finals stage.

The club’s third international outing was in the sub-regional West Africa Football Union (WAFU) competition in which it lost to another Nigerian club, Rangers International at the quarter finals in 2011. It has over these years produced and also hired some of the country’s finest players that would go on to play for the national team and top European sides. Some of the most illustrious members of the club include former Super Eagles defender, Seyi Olofinjana, forward, Obinna Nsofor and another defender, the late Sani Abacha. There has also been junior international goalkeeper, Bassey Akpan and forward, Idemudia Usigbe. Traditional Kwara players who have remained local cult heroes include Toyin Ayinla, Tunde Sanni, who now heads the Kwara State Coaches Association. Kwara United FC plays all its home matches at the Main-Bowl of the Kwara State Stadium Complex, Ilorin.

2017/2018 NPFL League Table

PosClubPWDLFAGDPts
12413472516943
224125727171041
324911430171338
42491142316738
52411492720737
62411492123-237
724113102822636
82481062016434
9249782222034
10248971915433
1124103112224-230
122492132629-329
132485111721-429
142485112126-529
15247892128-729
162485111623-729
172477102326-328
18248792227-528
192484122030-1028
202458111527-1220

2018/2019 NPFL League Table Group A

PosClubPWDLFAGDPts
12212462318540
22281132218435
3228952213933
4229582220232
5228771817131
62293102425-130
72293102224-230
8228592322129
92261061313028
10227691520-527
11224991421-721
122248101724-720

2019/2020 NPFL League Table

PosClubPWDLFAGDPts
125147436152149
225136628151345
32512762619743
42410772520537
520113630201036
62581162322135
72481062718934
82681082626034
9259792729-234
10249781825-734
11249692523233
1225103122528-333
132595112121032
142587101919031
152587102324-131
162586112328-530
172585122727029
182592142535-1029
192584132333-1028
202562171747-3020

2020/2021 NPFL League Table

PosClubPWDLFAGDPts
1381914553242971
238181284133866
3381981148282065
4382051355381765
538197123829964
6381891148361263
7381881243311262
838177144339458
9381491545351051
10381312133435-151
1138155183747-1050
1238147173542-749
1338139164350-748
14381211154842647
1538129174047-745
16381112152839-1145
17381110172946-1743
1838118193045-1541
1938912173350-1739
2038510232055-3525

Fixtures

Results

1 - 0
Okigwe Township stadium

Heartland F.C v Kwara United F.C

2 - 0
Kwara Sports Stadium, Ilorin

Kwara United F.C v MFM F.C

3 - 0
Kwara Sports Stadium, Ilorin

Kwara United F.C v Nasarawa United F.C

4 - 0
Bako Kontagora Stadium, Minna.

Niger Tornadoes v Kwara United F.C

1 - 0
Kwara Sports Stadium, Ilorin

Kwara United F.C v Sunshine Stars F.C

3 - 0
Enyimba International Stadium

Enyimba v Kwara United F.C

2 - 0
Kwara Sports Stadium, Ilorin

Kwara United F.C v Katsina United

3 - 1
Aper Aku Stadium

Lobi Stars F.C v Kwara United F.C

1 - 0
Kwara Sports Stadium, Ilorin

Kwara United F.C v Akwa United

4 - 2
Pantami Stadium, Gombe

Gombe United F.C. v Kwara United F.C

3 - 1
Kwara Sports Stadium, Ilorin

Kwara United F.C v Shooting Stars 3S.C

2 - 1
Sani Abacha Stadium

Kano Pillars F.C v Kwara United F.C

2 - 1
Kwara Sports Stadium, Ilorin

Kwara United F.C v Rivers United

3 - 0
Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium

Rangers Intl v Kwara United F.C

1 - 1
Kwara Sports Stadium, Ilorin

Kwara United F.C v Abia Warriors

1 - 1
Pantami Stadium, Gombe

Wikki Tourist F.C. v Kwara United F.C

1 - 1
Kwara Sports Stadium, Ilorin

Kwara United F.C v Plateau United

2 - 0
Nest of Champions, Uyo

Dakkada F.C v Kwara United F.C

2 - 1
Kwara Sports Stadium, Ilorin

Kwara United F.C v Remo Stars F.C

3 - 0
Osogbo Township Stadium

Remo Stars F.C v Kwara United F.C

2 - 1
Kwara Sports Stadium, Ilorin

Kwara United F.C v Heartland F.C

1 - 2
Agege Stadium, Lagos

MFM F.C v Kwara United F.C

1 - 1
Lafia Township Stadium

Nasarawa United F.C v Kwara United F.C

1 - 0
Kwara Sports Stadium, Ilorin

Kwara United F.C v Niger Tornadoes

1 - 0
Akure Township Stadium

Sunshine Stars F.C v Kwara United F.C

1 - 0
Kwara Sports Stadium, Ilorin

Kwara United F.C v Enyimba

1 - 0
Muhammadu Dikko Stadium

Katsina United v Kwara United F.C

1 - 0
Kwara Sports Stadium, Ilorin

Kwara United F.C v Lobi Stars F.C

1 - 1
Godswill Akpabio International Stadium

Akwa United v Kwara United F.C

2 - 0
Kwara Sports Stadium, Ilorin

Kwara United F.C v Gombe United F.C.

2 - 1

Shooting Stars 3S.C v Kwara United F.C

1 - 0
Kwara Sports Stadium, Ilorin

Kwara United F.C v Kano Pillars F.C

3 - 0
Yakubu Gowon Stadium

Rivers United v Kwara United F.C

1 - 1
Kwara Sports Stadium, Ilorin

Kwara United F.C v Rangers Intl

1 - 1
Enyimba International Stadium

Abia Warriors v Kwara United F.C

1 - 0
Kwara Sports Stadium, Ilorin

Kwara United F.C v Wikki Tourist F.C.

1 - 0
New Jos Stadium, Jos

Plateau United v Kwara United F.C

3 - 0
Kwara Sports Stadium, Ilorin

Kwara United F.C v Dakkada F.C

3 - 0
Kwara Sports Stadium, Ilorin

Kwara United F.C v Katsina United

0 - 2
Pantanmi Stadium, Gombe

Adamawa United v Kwara United F.C

1 - 0
Kwara Sports Stadium, Ilorin

Kwara United F.C v Kano Pillars F.C

0 - 0
Okigwe Township stadium

Heartland F.C v Kwara United F.C

3 - 1
Kwara Sports Stadium, Ilorin

Kwara United F.C v Wikki Tourist F.C.

1 - 0
Warri Township Stadium

Warri Wolves FC v Kwara United F.C

2 - 1
Enyimba International Stadium

Abia Warriors v Kwara United F.C

1 - 0
Enyimba International Stadium

Enyimba v Kwara United F.C

2 - 0
Kwara Sports Stadium, Ilorin

Kwara United F.C v Rangers Intl

2 - 0
Nest of Champions, Uyo

Dakkada F.C v Kwara United F.C

1 - 0
Kwara Sports Stadium, Ilorin

Kwara United F.C v Sunshine Stars F.C

2 - 0
Aper Aku Stadium

Lobi Stars F.C v Kwara United F.C

1 - 0
Kwara Sports Stadium, Ilorin

Kwara United F.C v MFM F.C

2 - 1
FC Ifeanyi Ubah International Stadium

FC Ifeanyi Ubah v Kwara United F.C

3 - 0
Kwara Sports Stadium, Ilorin

Kwara United F.C v Jigawa Golden Stars

2 - 1
Godswill Akpabio International Stadium

Akwa United v Kwara United F.C

1 - 1
Kwara Sports Stadium, Ilorin

Kwara United F.C v Rivers United

2 - 0
Kwara Sports Stadium, Ilorin

Kwara United F.C v Plateau United

2 - 1
Lafia Township Stadium

Nasarawa United F.C v Kwara United F.C

2 - 0
Kwara Sports Stadium, Ilorin

Kwara United F.C v Nasarawa United F.C

1 - 2
Muhammadu Dikko Stadium

Katsina United v Kwara United F.C

5 - 0
Kwara Sports Stadium, Ilorin

Kwara United F.C v Adamawa United

2 - 0
Sani Abacha Stadium

Kano Pillars F.C v Kwara United F.C

0 - 0
Kwara Sports Stadium, Ilorin

Kwara United F.C v Heartland F.C

1 - 1
Pantami Stadium, Gombe

Wikki Tourist F.C. v Kwara United F.C

2 - 0
Kwara Sports Stadium, Ilorin

Kwara United F.C v Warri Wolves FC

1 - 1
Kwara Sports Stadium, Ilorin

Kwara United F.C v Abia Warriors

1 - 0
Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium

Rangers Intl v Kwara United F.C

3 - 0
Kwara Sports Stadium, Ilorin

Kwara United F.C v Dakkada F.C

1 - 2
Akure Township Stadium

Sunshine Stars F.C v Kwara United F.C

2 - 1
Kwara Sports Stadium, Ilorin

Kwara United F.C v Lobi Stars F.C

0 - 0
Agege Stadium, Lagos

MFM F.C v Kwara United F.C

1 - 0
Kwara Sports Stadium, Ilorin

Kwara United F.C v FC Ifeanyi Ubah

1 - 0
Kwara Sports Stadium, Ilorin

Kwara United F.C v Enyimba

0 - 0
Ahmadu Bello Stadium, Kaduna

Jigawa Golden Stars v Kwara United F.C

1 - 1
Kwara Sports Stadium, Ilorin

Kwara United F.C v Akwa United

3 - 0
Yakubu Gowon Stadium

Rivers United v Kwara United F.C

0 - 2
New Jos Stadium, Jos

Plateau United v Kwara United F.C

2 - 1
New Jos Stadium, Jos

Plateau United v Kwara United F.C

1 - 0
Kwara Sports Stadium, Ilorin

Kwara United F.C v Wikki Tourist F.C.

2 - 1
Sani Abacha Stadium

Jigawa Golden Stars v Kwara United F.C

0 - 1
Kwara Sports Stadium, Ilorin

Kwara United F.C v Lobi Stars F.C

0 - 0
Nest of Champions, Uyo

Dakkada F.C v Kwara United F.C

2 - 0
Enyimba International Stadium

Enyimba v Kwara United F.C

1 - 1
Kwara Sports Stadium, Ilorin

Kwara United F.C v Rivers United

1 - 0
Yakubu Gowon Stadium

Rivers United v Kwara United F.C

1 - 0
Kwara Sports Stadium, Ilorin

Kwara United F.C v MFM F.C

2 - 1
Pantanmi Stadium, Gombe

Adamawa United v Kwara United F.C

0 - 0
Kwara Sports Stadium, Ilorin

Kwara United F.C v Sunshine Stars F.C

0 - 2
Godswill Akpabio International Stadium

Akwa United v Kwara United F.C

2 - 0
Kwara Sports Stadium, Ilorin

Kwara United F.C v Katsina United

2 - 0
Kwara Sports Stadium, Ilorin

Kwara United F.C v Abia Warriors

2 - 1
Warri Township Stadium

Warri Wolves FC v Kwara United F.C

1 - 0
Kwara Sports Stadium, Ilorin

Kwara United F.C v Rangers Intl

1 - 0
FC Ifeanyi Ubah International Stadium

FC Ifeanyi Ubah v Kwara United F.C

0 - 1
Kwara Sports Stadium, Ilorin

Kwara United F.C v Heartland F.C

6 - 1
Sani Abacha Stadium

Kano Pillars F.C v Kwara United F.C

0 - 1
Lafia Township Stadium

Nasarawa United F.C v Kwara United F.C

1 - 3
Kwara Sports Stadium, Ilorin

Kwara United F.C v Plateau United

3 - 1
Pantami Stadium, Gombe

Wikki Tourist F.C. v Kwara United F.C

4 - 1
Kwara Sports Stadium, Ilorin

Kwara United F.C v Jigawa Golden Stars

4 - 0
Aper Aku Stadium

Lobi Stars F.C v Kwara United F.C

1 - 1
Kwara Sports Stadium, Ilorin

Kwara United F.C v Dakkada F.C

0 - 1
Bako Kontagora Stadium, Minna.

Niger Tornadoes v Kwara United F.C

2 - 1
Kwara Sports Stadium, Ilorin

Kwara United F.C v Remo Stars F.C

2 - 1
New Jos Stadium, Jos

Wikki Tourist F.C. v Kwara United F.C

0 - 0
Kwara Sports Stadium, Ilorin

Kwara United F.C v Rivers United

1 - 0
Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium

Rangers Intl v Kwara United F.C

0 - 0
Kwara Sports Stadium, Ilorin

Kwara United F.C v Lobi Stars F.C

0 - 0
Kwara Sports Stadium, Ilorin

Kwara United F.C v Bendel Insurance F.C.

2 - 0
Enyimba International Stadium

Enyimba v Kwara United F.C

1 - 2
Kwara Sports Stadium, Ilorin

Kwara United F.C v Rangers Intl

1 - 0
Kwara Sports Stadium, Ilorin

Kwara United F.C v MFM F.C

1 - 0
Akure Township Stadium

Sunshine Stars F.C v Kwara United F.C

1 - 0
Kwara Sports Stadium, Ilorin

Kwara United F.C v Katsina United

1 - 0
Muhammadu Dikko Stadium

Katsina United v Kwara United F.C

2 - 0
Kwara Sports Stadium, Ilorin

Kwara United F.C v Niger Tornadoes

2 - 1
Osogbo Township Stadium

Remo Stars F.C v Kwara United F.C

1 - 0
Kwara Sports Stadium, Ilorin

Kwara United F.C v Wikki Tourist F.C.

0 - 0
Yakubu Gowon Stadium

Rivers United v Kwara United F.C

3 - 0
Aper Aku Stadium

Lobi Stars F.C v Kwara United F.C

0 - 0
Uniben Sport Complex

Bendel Insurance F.C. v Kwara United F.C

3 - 2
Kwara Sports Stadium, Ilorin

Kwara United F.C v Enyimba

2 - 0
Agege Stadium, Lagos

MFM F.C v Kwara United F.C

1 - 1
Kwara Sports Stadium, Ilorin

Kwara United F.C v Sunshine Stars F.C

Postponed
Kwara Sports Stadium, Ilorin

Kwara United F.C v Akwa United

1 - 0
Kwara Sports Stadium, Ilorin

Kwara United F.C v FC Ifeanyi Ubah

1 - 0
New Jos Stadium, Jos

Wikki Tourist F.C. v Kwara United F.C

3 - 1
Kwara Sports Stadium, Ilorin

Kwara United F.C v MFM F.C

1 - 1
Confluence Stadium, Lokoja

Niger Tornadoes F.C v Kwara United F.C

2 - 1
Kwara Sports Stadium, Ilorin

Kwara United F.C v Yobe Desert Stars F.C

0 - 0
Pokistum Township Stadium, Potiskum

Yobe Stars F.C v Kwara UTD

2 - 0
New Jos Stadium, Jos

Plateau United v Kwara UTD

1 - 1
Kwara Sports Stadium, Ilorin

Kwara UTD v GO Round F.C

0 - 0
Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium

Rangers Intl F.C v Kwara UTD

1 - 1
Kwara Sports Stadium, Ilorin

Kwara UTD v Enyimba

2 - 2
Akure Township Stadium

Sunshine Stars v Kwara UTD

2 - 1
Kwara Sports Stadium, Ilorin

Kwara UTD v Kano Pillars

1 - 1
Kwara Sports Stadium, Ilorin

Kwara UTD v El-Kanemi

1 - 0
Umuahia Township Stadium

Abia Warriors v Kwara UTD

0 - 1
Kwara Sports Stadium, Ilorin

Kwara UTD v Rivers United F.C.

3 - 3
Lafia Township Stadium

Nasarawa United v Kwara UTD

2 - 1
Kwara Sports Stadium, Ilorin

Kwara UTD v Katsina United

2 - 0
Okigwe Township stadium

Heartland F.C v Kwara UTD

1 - 0
Kwara Sports Stadium, Ilorin

Kwara UTD v Lobi Stars

3 - 0
Godswill Akpabio International Stadium

Akwa United v Kwara UTD

1 - 0
Kwara Sports Stadium, Ilorin

Kwara UTD v Wikki Tourist

2 - 0
FC Ifeanyi Ubah International Stadium

IfeanyiUba v Kwara UTD

1 - 0
Agege Stadium, Lagos

MFM F.C v Kwara UTD

0 - 2
Kwara Sports Stadium, Ilorin

Kwara Utd vs Niger

Leagues
Nigeria Professional Football League
Seasons
NPFL 2017/2018, NPFL 2018/2019 GROUP A, NPFL 2018/2019, NPFL 2019/2020, NPFL 2020/2021, NPFL 2021/2022
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