Kwara urged to Increase funding for state football teams

Tunde Akanbi, Ilorin

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The Kwara State Council of the Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN) has commended the Kwara State government for its commitment to sports promotion and development, urging it to increase financial support for Kwara United Football Club, and to approve financial aids for Abubakar Bukola Saraki Football Club, Kwara Ladies Football Club and the Sports Associations.

The SWAN in a communique issued at the end of its congress held at the conference room of the Sports Council, Ilorin commended Kwara Falcons Basketball Club for their good run in the on-going Kwese Premier League, calling on government to assist the team financially, so as to sustain the feat.

The Congress called on government to urgently carry out repairs on the damaged facilities at the Kwara State Stadium Complex, as the havoc wrecked by the rain storm had opened the edifice up to security risk.

The congress commended national SWAN leadership for reviving the lost glory of the sports writing body, and also commended it for donating a trophy for a competition in remembrance of the former State Chairman, Alhaji Aliyu Sulaiman.

The Association resolved unanimously, to appoint the former Acting National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Kawu Baraje as its Patron.

The congress appealed to Kwara state government to sponsor members of Kwara SWAN to the twenty eighteen World Cup in Russia.

The body resolved to organize Kwara SWAN Award Night, where excellence in sports development and performance will be rewarded.

The Congress charged members to update their membership, obtain SWAN and AIPS Identity Cards, and also charged new members to register.