Aiteo Group, the indigenous oil company sponsoring Nigeria’s senior national team, the Super Eagles might be reviewing the terms of the sponsorship.
According to an unidentified official of the company who spoke to the media, Aiteo is perhaps unsatisfied with the leverage it is earning from the NGN5 billion sponsorship.
The company is said to be concerned with the visibility it has received with regards to the on-going Aiteo cup formerly know as federation cup, and the national team engagements at all levels.
An official of the company said “They told us that the Aiteo Cup will be a media event, which means the competition will be widely publicized. But it is almost coming to an end and the newspapers and broadcast media seem not to know what is happening.
“We have not seen the program for the competition. In fact, the NFF only informed us of the quarterfinals’ draws a few hours before the event.
There is no plan for anything … things are not done that way. We are talking of more than N5 billion sponsorship that has been made so difficult for us to leverage on. If this NFF continued this way, we will be forced to review our relationship with them.”
If this NFF continued this way, we will be forced to review our relationship with them.”
Meanwhile, this is coming barely 24 hours after the NFF leadership allegedly requested that Dr Ifeanyi Ubah, Managing Director Capital Oil reveal to the public in clear terms his financial contribution to the football house.
Reports had suggested that the businessman paid the salaries of Super Eagles gaffer Gernot Rohr before the NFF secured Aiteo sponsorship.