In a bid to promote business through football , Capital Oil & Gas, a principal investor in Nigeria Professional Football League side, FC Ifeanyi Ubah has signed a partnership with English Premier League club Westham United Football Club.
The Hammers confirmed in a statement on the club’s official website that the deal with the Nigerian outfit was their first partnership deal in Africa. The Nnewi based club are to become the Hammers’ Official Nigerian Football Club Partnerand join forces on a number of football-related projects 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 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 statement read.
“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.
Delighted Proprietor, FC Ifeanyi Ubah and Chairman, Capital Oil and Gas Ind. Ltd, Dr. Patrick Ifeanyi Ubah, stated that the club 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.