Kwara United Adopt Ondo State Sports Complex Akure As New Home Ground For 2022/23 Season
Nigeria Premier Football League (NPFL) side Kwara United have made the Ondo State Sports Complex, Akure their new home ground for the remainder of the 2022/23 abridged season.
In a letter dated March 2, 2023, and signed by the Head of Competition Department, Sunday Obaseki on behalf of the Head of Operations of the NPFL, the approval takes effect from Matchday 10 of the NPFL.
The Harmony Boys had previously played their home games during the first half of the season at the Lekan Salami Stadium in Ibadan due to the ongoing renovation works at their traditional home ground in Ilorin.
The club recorded just a single win in four games in Ibadan with the rest being one defeat and two goalless draws.
The poor run of form saw coach Azeez Mohammed resign from his position and has since been replaced by former Wikki Tourists boss Kabiru Dogo.
Dogo is familiar with Akure – home of Sunshine Stars – where he spent two seasons and began his reign with the Harmony Boys with a goalless draw at home to Remo Stars before earning a 2-1 away win over El-Kanemi Warriors as the first stanza came to an end.
Kwara United have nine points from nine matches so far and will hope to get their season back on track in Akure when they host El-Kanemi Warriors on matchday 10.
With the move to Akure, Kwara United fans have been looking forward to seeing the team play in a familiar home ground and it will be interesting to see how the team fares in their new home.