ABS, Kwara United clashe in big Ilorin derby


By Bakare Idowu

The seventeen thousand capacity Ilorin Township Stadium will be agog on Sunday when Abubakar Bukola Saraki, ABS FC battle Kwara United in their first game of the 2012/2013 Nigeria Professional Football League, NPFL season.

The match is expected to be exciting because of the established rivalry between the two Ilorin based teams

Kwara united will be looking for their first league win against the Saraki boys in 5 league games

It ended goalless in the corresponding fixtures last season while ABS defeated the Afonja warriors at home in the second round, a lone goal scored from open play by Abdulrahman Bashir in the 83rd minute in a tensed exciting duel that produced 9 yellow cards.

Both teams had a very good pre season preparations and played some grade a friendlies.

Past meetings
2010/2011
Week 4 09/07/11 KWUFC 0 – ABS 3
Week 12 15/01/11 ABS 3 – KWUFC 0
2011/2012
Week 11 Jan 2012 - ABS 0 KWUFC 0
Week 24 May 9th 2012 – KWUFC 0 ABS 1

Trivia
*The last time Kwara United played on the 10 of March they lost 1-0 away to sharks of Port Harcourt.

Pic: Kabiru Dogo, ABS head coach
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