- Players of NPFL club Kwara United have gotten the sum of N400k from Liverpool forward Taiwo Awoniyi
- Taiwo Awoniyi decided to give the Harmony Boys the money following their 3-0 win over Jigawa Golden Stars
Kwara United will be traveling to Nnewi for their next NPFL encounter against Ifeanyi Ubah on Wednesday, June 9
Liverpool forward Taiwo Awoniyi has given the sum of N400,000 to players of Kwara United for their effort in beating visiting Jigawa Golden Stars on Sunday, June 6, in NPFL game.
Taiwo Awoniyi who is currently spending his holiday in Kwara state was impressed with Kwara United's game against Jigawa Golden Stars and decided to make the players happy after the game.
Kwara United went into the encounter against Jigawa Golden Stars with the aim of redeeming themselves having lost their last away game against Akwa United in Uyo.
Biffo who is the head coach of the team decided to continue with goalkeeper Iwu Emmanuel putting former Super Eagles star Dele Aiyenugba on the bench.
Goalkeeper Dele Aiyenugba has been impressive this season for Kwara United playing 19 games so far and his last was against Rivers United who forced the Harmony Boys to 1-1 draw in Ilorin.
Afeez Nasiru scored the first goal for Kwara United in the 23rd minute before substitute Wasiu Alalade netted a brace in the second half.
Speaking with Legit.ng on his donation to Kwara United, Liverpool player Taiwo Awoniyi explained that he only did that so as to motivate the players ahead of their next game.
''Kwara is my state and those playing for Kwara United are my brothers and I must support them for them to excel this season in the League.
''I watched their training and I was impressed with what I saw and the quality of players in the team in which kudos must be given to the management under Mr Kumbi Titiloye.
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''Mr Kumbi is someone I respect very well because he is an excellent football administrator and I must commend the Government for making him the Chairman of Kwara United.''
Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how German Bundesliga club Union Berlin on Saturday night, May 22, celebrated Nigerian striker Taiwo Awoniyi by giving him an award of excellence for his services to the club.
The German Bundesliga season has ended with Bayern Munich retaining the League title following their impressive results throughout the season.
Taiwo Awoniyi who joined Union Berlin on loan from Liverpool before the start of the season made his final appearance for the club against RB Leipzig coming in as a substitute.
Despite being out of action for the last two months, Taiwo Awoniyi was still able to play for Union Berlin on the last day of the season.