The Media Officer of Ilorin-based Kwara United FC, Abdulwaheed Bibire, on Thursday said the club’s Head Coach, Ashifat Sulaiman, had been presented with an official vehicle by the management.
Bibire said in Ilorin that the gaffer was also given official accommodation to ensure total comfort for him in carrying out the set goals of the club, especially in the next season.
He said the club’s Chairman, Oladimeji Thompson, handed over the car to Sulaiman.
Bibire quoted Thompson as saying the gesture was to give the coach the necessary encouragement ahead of the enormous tasks in the forthcoming Nigeria National League (NNL).
“The presentation of the vehicle to Sulaiman, as well as the provision of accommodation became necessary in view of the determination of the management to give the coaching crew the support to achieve success,” he said in a statement.
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Bibire assured the coach and his lieutenants of adequate support at all times.
He added that the club would continue to provide enabling environment for its technical crew and players, with a view to making the state’s darling team return to the elite league next season.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Kwara United was relegated at the end of the just-concluded Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) season.
Bibire said the chairman said that the task of returning the club to the NPFL, where it belongs required adequate preparation and support.
“In spite of the challenges we faced, and the daunting challenges ahead, we must move on with clear cut objectives.
“In achieving that, all hands must be on deck, and that was why we are laying a solid foundation to spring back as soon as possible,” he quoted Thompson saying.
He charged the coach and his assistants to brace up ahead of the hostilities in the NNL.
He said Thompson urged the support of stakeholders in the state, even as he appealed to the government to continue to support the club.
Coach Sulaiman will be assisted by former Plateau United FC Captain, Taofeeq Babatunde.
The former Chief Coach of Abubakar Bukola Saraki FC (ABS ) of Ilorin joined Kwara United in July.