Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) side FC Ifeanyi Ubah have signed a historic partnership deal with EPL side West Ham United
This deal which was brokered through Capital Oil and Gas, the principal investor in Ifeanyi Ubah F.C sees the NPFL side becoming the London club’s first commercial partners in Africa.
West Ham United confirmed the deal in a statement published on their official website.
“West Ham United are delighted to announce the Club’s first ever official partnership in Africa, following the signing of a long-term agreement with Capital Oil and Gas Ind. Ltd, the principal investor in the Nigerian Professional Football League outfit, FC Ifeanyi Ubah.”
The Proprietor, FC Ifeanyi Ubah and Chairman, Capital Oil and Gas Ind. Ltd, Dr. Patrick Ifeanyi Ubah said they (Capital oil and Gas) decided to sign a partnership deal with English Premier League club, West Ham United, owing to the club’s rich history, unrivaled reputation for developing talents.
“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”. said Dr Ubah
The long-term agreement will also see the two football clubs join forces on a number of football-related projects led by FC Ifeanyi Ubah, from best-practice coaching initiatives to establishing grass roots football programmes in Nigeria, all with a view to improving the standard of football across the region.
The partnership will also provide Capital Oil and Gas with a range of rights to promote the business through the football club, driving visibility and awareness as well as focusing on B2B interaction through the use of hospitality at the Hammers’ iconic new home.