The Emir of Ilorin, Alhaji Ibrahim Sulu-Gambari, has showered his royal blessings on players and officials of Nigeria Premier League side, Abubakar Bukola Saraki Football Club of Ilorin.
Receiving the club on Friday in his palace, the royal father, who was once a vice chairman of the then Nigeria Football Association, charged the players and officials to be disciplined in their chosen profession.
Sulu-Gambari equally tasked them to get a continental ticket at the end of the season.
The Emir praised the club owner, Senator Bukola Saraki, for his vision in floating the club, which he said has contributed immensely to the development of sports and creation of jobs for the youths.
Speaking earlier, the leader of the delegation and General Manager of ABS FC, Alloy Chukwuemeka, told Sulu-Gambari that they were at the palace to seek for royal blessings and prayers as the team campaigns in the apex league in Nigeria.
Chukwuemeka added that he and the team also brought the goodwill message of Senator Saraki to the Emir, whom he described as a keen sportsman and an astute football administrator in his years at the NFA.
The Emir was presented with the club’s sovernirs by the NPFL giant killers.