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Awoniyi boosts Kwara Kiddies League with four-year sponsorship

Super Eagles ahead, Taiwo Awoniyi, has signed a four-year settlement with the organisers of the Kwara Kiddies League which is able to see him turn out to be the key sponsor of the match from the third season which begins on Saturday (as we speak), PUNCH Sports Extra studies.

Organised by the Youth Elite Group in Ilorin, Kwara State, the Kwara Kiddies League kicked off in 2022 with an U-12 league for academies within the state.

The Nottingham Forest star’s soccer academy, Unicorn Football Academy, may even be part of within the league which has now superior to the U-14 class within the 2024/25 season.

At a short signing ceremony in Ilorin on Friday, Awoniyi expressed optimism in regards to the anticipated outcomes of the partnership.

“One of the big benefits for the league is to produce a lot of talents. This platform, we are it up to let them know the steps that will lead them to their dreams and I think this is one of the easiest steps for us,” Awoniyi advised journalists in the course of the occasion.

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“One of the things I’m trying to do is to bring the connections that I’ve made into Kwara State and for me to bring them, I must show them what I am doing and this is one of them. The financial aspect for me is to sponsor the league with a figure each year throughout the four years and I believe there are more to what we will achieve before and after this period.”

Chief Operating Officer of the league, Ibrahim Jatto additionally stated the sponsorship of the Super Eagles striker is in tandem with the blueprint of YEG.

“We began this in 2022 with an U-12 league and a five-year plan that may see the gamers graduate yearly until they attain U-17, with the hope that they might have performed at the very least 400 matches in the course of the interval.

“We have over 600 players in the league and we have all their data on our website,” Jatto added.

For this season, 14 groups will compete for the title with winners of the final two editions, Kwara Football Academy pitted  in opposition to Koller within the curtain raiser.

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