CAF Confederation Cup: Powerful APC Chieftain To Rain Dollars if Kwara United Qualifies
Mallam Saliu Mustapha, the senatorial candidate of Kwara central under the flagship of the ruling All Progressive Congress, had pledged the sum of $20, 000 if Kwara United go past the group stages of this year’s CAF Confederation Cup.
This was made known on Saturday, September 10 in a statement made available to Legit.ng.
Kwara United will be opening their campaign in the continental club competition on Sunday, September 11 against Niger Republic’s AS Douanes at the Mobolaji Johnson Arena, Lagos.
As contained in the statement, the powerful APC chieftain also promised to reward the team with the sum of $500 for every goal being scored in the first leg encounter against the visiting team.
“I am pledging $500 for each goal to encourage the team to score as many goals as possible against the Nigeriens and there is an additional $10,000 on the table for the players if they make it into the group stage.”
More cash rewards await Kwara United if they win the tournament – Mustapha
He further pledged that the team will get more cash rewards if they eventually win the coveted CAF Confederation Cup.
Mustapha also noted that he has made arrangements for the conveyance of the supporting home fans to the venue of the encounter as well as free tickets for entry.
“This is my modest way of supporting Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq’s vision of constantly positioning Kwara on the big stage through sports and other endeavors. More importantly, this gesture is to encourage Kwara United FC to make Kwara and Nigeria proud in the continental competition.
“It is my expectation that the financial reward will spur the team to achieve greatness, which has been their hallmark for years.”
Mustapha who is also the Turaki of Ilorin had last month, on the request of the Kwara United management, sponsored an ‘open gate’ arrangement for the team’s supporters to watch, free of charge, the final home match against Mountain of Fire FC in the 2021/2022 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL).