Football stakeholders in Kwara State on Tuesday joined the management of Abubakar Bukola Saraki (ABS)Football Club to celebrate the victorious U-15 team that won the maiden NPFL/La Liga soccer championship which ended in Lagos last Saturday.
The Commissioner for Sports and Youth Development, Kale Ayo, while congratulating the team and its management commended the youngsters for their resilience in emerging champions of the tournament.
He noted that the state government was providing enabling environment for sports and Youth development in the state and beyond, praising the team for making the proud.
Ayo explained that ABS Football Club’s victory did not come as a surprise, considering the state’s huge investment on youth empowerment through sports.
Also speaking, the Director of ABS FC, Alloy Chukwuemeka said that the club’s believe in youths had been vindicated with the team’s victory, adding that the team would continue to empower the youth through the clubs platform.
He assured that the team would soon be received by the Proprietor of the Club and Senate President, Bukola Saraki.
Chukwuemeka commended the players and their officials for doing the club and the state proud.
In their separate remarks, the Chairman Kwara Football Association, Busari Ishola, the Director of Sports, Tunde Kazeem and Chairman of Kwara United, Oladimeji Ladi Thompson praised the team and it’s management for their victorious outing in the U-15 NPFL Club’s league.
The team Captain, who spoke for others, commended the team for giving them the opportunity.