The English Premier League is the most watched football league in Nigeria and it has gone ahead to consolidate this hold by the partnership between FC Ifeanyi Ubah and West Ham United, that was signed in London on Friday.
A statement released on West Ham’s official site told of the partnership strengthening those ties.
“The popularity of Premier League football in West Africa has been well documented and it is testament to the Club’s success, on and off the pitch, that we are now considered one of the most high-profile and attractive clubs in the region.
“We are looking forward to working alongside FC Ifeanyi Ubah and building a strong legacy in Nigerian football inspired by West Ham United.”
FC Ifeanyi Ubah, a side in the Nigeria Professional Football League has always looked to create a unique club with the provision of quality coaching, environment and playing personnel.
The club signed six Brazilian players in January and formerly had Daniel Amokachi as the first team coach.
The club, which is financed by Ifeanyi Ubah through his firm, Capital Oil and Gas Limited, said they are very excited with the partnership agreement as it would benefit Nigerian football in may ways.
“We are extremely excited to have signed a partnership with West Ham United and are excited by the prospect of what we can achieve together. “This is going to be a massive turnaround for FC Ifeanyi Ubah, Nigerian football and African football by extension.
“West Ham were our first choice of all of the Premier League clubs given the club’s rich history, unrivalled reputation for developing talent which we strongly believe will help boost FC Ifeanyi Ubah academy and of course the fantastic new stadium in Stratford.
“Together with West Ham’s continued success on the field, this is a valuable proposition for our own club’s learning and evolution”.
Ubah added: “Together with West Ham’s continued success on the field, this is a valuable proposition for our own club’s learning and evolution”.
Details of the partnership deal were however not disclosed.
The NPFL All-Stars team just undertook a playing tour of Spain after the NPFL signed a partnership agreement with La Liga.
FC Ifeanyi Ubah are currently seventh on the league table with 46 points, five off league leaders, Rangers International.