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
119106325121336
21911352316736
31997323111234
4189361914530
5159331510530
6199372319430
7189272118329
8199282226-429
9188462118328
10197663024627
11197572526-126
12197482317625
13196671615124
14196581420-623
15195681318-521
16194781319-619
171954101422-819
181953111427-1318
19183781319-616
20192611824-1612

Fixtures

Results

Lafia Township Stadium

Kwara Sports Stadium, Ilorin

Muhammadu Dikko Stadium

Kwara Sports Stadium, Ilorin

Sani Abacha Stadium

Kwara Sports Stadium, Ilorin

Pantami Stadium, Gombe

Kwara Sports Stadium, Ilorin

Kwara Sports Stadium, Ilorin

Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium

Kwara Sports Stadium, Ilorin

Akure Township Stadium

Kwara Sports Stadium, Ilorin

Agege Stadium, Lagos

Kwara Sports Stadium, Ilorin

Kwara Sports Stadium, Ilorin

Ahmadu Bello Stadium, Kaduna

Kwara Sports Stadium, Ilorin

Yakubu Gowon Stadium

New Jos Stadium, Jos

New Jos Stadium, Jos

Kwara Sports Stadium, Ilorin

Sani Abacha Stadium

Kwara Sports Stadium, Ilorin

Nest of Champions, Uyo

Enyimba International Stadium

Kwara Sports Stadium, Ilorin

Yakubu Gowon Stadium

Kwara Sports Stadium, Ilorin

Pantanmi Stadium, Gombe

Kwara Sports Stadium, Ilorin

Godswill Akpabio International Stadium

Kwara Sports Stadium, Ilorin

Kwara Sports Stadium, Ilorin

Warri Township Stadium

Kwara Sports Stadium, Ilorin

FC Ifeanyi Ubah International Stadium

Kwara Sports Stadium, Ilorin

Sani Abacha Stadium

Lafia Township Stadium

Kwara Sports Stadium, Ilorin

Pantami Stadium, Gombe

Kwara Sports Stadium, Ilorin

Aper Aku Stadium

Kwara Sports Stadium, Ilorin

Bako Kontagora Stadium, Minna.

Kwara Sports Stadium, Ilorin

New Jos Stadium, Jos

Kwara Sports Stadium, Ilorin

Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium

Kwara Sports Stadium, Ilorin

Kwara Sports Stadium, Ilorin

Enyimba International Stadium

Kwara Sports Stadium, Ilorin

Kwara Sports Stadium, Ilorin

Akure Township Stadium

Kwara Sports Stadium, Ilorin

Muhammadu Dikko Stadium

Kwara Sports Stadium, Ilorin

Osogbo Township Stadium

Kwara Sports Stadium, Ilorin

Yakubu Gowon Stadium

Aper Aku Stadium

Uniben Sport Complex

Kwara Sports Stadium, Ilorin

Agege Stadium, Lagos

Kwara Sports Stadium, Ilorin

Kwara Sports Stadium, Ilorin

Kwara Sports Stadium, Ilorin

New Jos Stadium, Jos

Kwara Sports Stadium, Ilorin

Confluence Stadium, Lokoja

Kwara Sports Stadium, Ilorin

Pokistum Township Stadium, Potiskum

New Jos Stadium, Jos

Kwara Sports Stadium, Ilorin

Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium

Kwara Sports Stadium, Ilorin

Akure Township Stadium

Kwara Sports Stadium, Ilorin

Kwara Sports Stadium, Ilorin

Umuahia Township Stadium

Kwara Sports Stadium, Ilorin

Lafia Township Stadium

Kwara Sports Stadium, Ilorin

Okigwe Township stadium

Kwara Sports Stadium, Ilorin

Godswill Akpabio International Stadium

Kwara Sports Stadium, Ilorin

FC Ifeanyi Ubah International Stadium

Agege Stadium, Lagos

Kwara Sports Stadium, Ilorin

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