By G9ija

Kwara United FC won the 2022 edition of the state Aiteo Cup in a rare circumstance against Abubakar Bukola Saraki FC Ilorin at the main bowl of the Kwara State Stadium, Ilorin.

Heavy downpour had threatened the game but both sides were eventually called to the pitch, ending it goalless at half time.

When play resumed at the second period, ABS FC abandoned the game midway with complaints of weather conditions, which was declared false by the organisers.

Kwara United was named champions.

Abruka Queens FC had earlier edged Moje Queens FC 4-3 on penalties after a goalless draw at full-time in the women’s final.

The Chairman of the State Football Association, Malam Idris Abdullahi, assured football enthusiasts that the board would continue to explore channels to improve all areas of football in the state.

Abdullahi commended the stakeholders, spectators and others for coming out in spite of the weather condition.

Nigeria’s Pillar of Sports, Chief Donatus Ejidike; Mallam Bola Mogaji, Chairman, Kwara State Sports Commission; Alhaji Issa Ojibara, former FA boss; and Kumbi Titiloye, Chairman, Kwara United FC, all received commemorative medals from the FA.