Kwara United Risks LMC Ban over Government Illegal Takeover


Glo Premier League (NPL) side, Kwara United, is reportedly risking the wrath of the League Management Company (LMC), the body in charge of the Nigerian league after setting up a new management team to run the affairs of the club.

According to, the Ilorin club is moving closer to ban by LMC for pushing aside the chairman of the Kwara United board, Barrister Bamidele Aluko, while the Chief of Staff to the Kwara State Governor, Alhaji Toyin Sanusi, heads the new management team.

The State Commissioner for Sports and Youth Development, Hajia Ramat Abaya, has also being included in the new management team.

The team manager, Agboola Ibrahim Basambo, head coach, Samson Unuanel and club secretary, Olusola Shehu, are the other members of the new team.

Meanwhile, the development negates the rules governing the constitution of club management in the Premier League in Article 1.9 (4) which states that:

Government functionaries viz: Commissioners, Special Advisers, shall not be part of club management.

However, head of the new management team Sanusi told journalists at Government House, Ilorin, that the new management team was set up to reposition the team, adding that Aluko’.