CAF Cup: Kwara United FC Receives Saliu Mustapha’s $1,500 Gift

…Says I’m Supporting Gov Abdulrazaq’s vision for Sports Devt

The All Progressives Congress (APC) Senatorial candidate for Kwara Central, Saliu Mustapha has given  $1500 to the Kwara United football club for defeating AS Douanes of Niger Republic in their opening game of CAF Confederation cup.

Kwara United defeated AS Douanes 3-0 on Sunday at the Mobolaji Johnson stadium in Lagos state.

Saliu Mustapha

The game had dignitaries including the Governor of Kwara state,  Abdulrahman AbdulRazaq, his wife, Amb. Olufunke AbdulRazaq, Senator Sadiq Umar, Kwara Sports Commission Chairman and other prominent personalities in attendance.

Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq with KWARA United team at Mobolaji Bank Anthony Stadium, Lagos on Sunday

The energetic team scored their first goal after a penalty kick taken by Paul Samson, five minutes into the match.

The second and third goals, which came in at the 35th and 45th minutes respectively were scored by the team’s super striker, Wasiu Jimoh.

With the three goals to nil, the team qualified for the cash prizes earlier announced by Mustapha, who is also the Turaki of Ilorin.

Recall that Mustapha had on Saturday announced cash prizes equivalent to $20,000 for the team, if they win the league.

The team will get $500 for every goal  and the sum $10,000  if they advance beyond the group stage.

Saliu Mustapha noted that the cash reward is his modest way of supporting Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq’s vision of constantly positioning Kwara on the big stage through sports and other endeavours.

It should be noted that ahead of the Sunday game, Kwara Central Senatorial hopeful spoke with the Kwara United FC players and team over a video call, encouraging them to make Kwara and Nigeria proud.

He also sponsored hundreds of supporters to watch the match to cheer up the players.

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