The Special Adviser to the Kwara Governor on Sports and Youth Development, Malam Attahiru Ibrahim, has charged players of Kwara Football Academy U-16 team to retain the trophy they won in 2020.
The team is representing the state at the 38th edition of the Ramat Cup currently ongoing in Kano.
Attahiru charge in a message to the team through the State Chairman of Youth Sports Federation of Nigeria (YSFON), Prince Ademola Kiyesola, on Thursday.
He urged the boys to hold on to the tempo that has propelled them to the final of the tournament.
The aide also commended the efforts of the team’s technical crew for the feat of reaching the final of the Ramat Cup back to back, charged them to keep up the good work and ensure they bring back the trophy to the state.
“I want to praise your efforts so far, you have made us proud by reaching the final of the Ramat Cup and we are waiting for you to bring back the trophy to Kwara State.
“You have to maintain the tempo and remain resolute in the final match, I can assure you that success is on the way for the team,” Attairu said.
The team is representing Kwara at the ongoing Ramat Cup tournament in Kano.
They won the competition in 2020, ending the state’s 20 years wait for the trophy.
Team Kwara, who defeated Bauchi in the semi final on Thursday by 1-0, will take on Oyo State representatives in the final match of the Ramat Cup billed to take place at the Kano Pillars Stadium, Sabon Garin, Kano, on Friday. (NAN)