Oil giants, Capital Oil and Gas and Anambra based NPFL club
side FC Ifeanyi Ubah have inked a long term partnership deal with
West Ham United FC, one of the leading clubs in the English
Premier League. The deal, which was officially signed today in
London is set to be unveiled at the Olympic stadium on Sunday,
21st of August before West Ham United FC's first home league
match against Bournemouth.
This was contained in a press release made by West Ham United
FC via its website: http://www.whufc.com/News/Articles/2016/
"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
Capital Oil and Gas, a company of strategic national importance
in Nigeria stands out as a leading player in the downstream
subsector of Nigeria's Petroleum industry and the fastest growing
indigenous Oil and Gas company in the West African sub region
with a vision to become Africa's first choice provider of energy
solutions through innovation, strategic partnership and clientele
value added service delivery.
The partnership will 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 focussing on B2B interaction
through the use of hospitality at the Hammers’ iconic new home.
Based in Nnewi, Anambra State, and currently competing in the
Nigerian Professional Football League, FC Ifeanyi Ubah are to
become the Hammers’ Official Nigerian Football Club Partner.
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.
West Ham United Vice-Chairman Karren Brady said: “This ground-
breaking partnership serves to further emphasize our growing
international profile, bringing the famous West Ham United name
to Africa for the first time in a partnership context.
“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
Dr Patrick Ifeanyi Ubah, owner of FC Ifeanyi Ubah and Chairman of
Capital Oil and Gas, added: “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
“Together with West Ham’s continued success on the field, this is
a valuable proposition for our own club’s learning and evolutiUBAH