The appointment comes after iGamingSports.com helped broker the partnership between FC Ifeanyi Ubah and West Ham United, in a move that saw the club become the Hammers’ first ever Nigerian Football Partner, and has already seen the launch of a number of key initiatives designed to improve coaching, skills and grassroots football in Nigeria.
“There isn’t a footballing talent pool in the world that’s deeper than Nigeria,” said Peter Stephenson OBE, Managing Consultant for Africa & Asia at iGamingSports.com and the former First Secretary to the British High Commission in Nigeria. “Couple that with the levels of drive and ambition that have been exemplified at FC Ifeanyi Ubah, and you have a potent combination that could be incredibly exciting on the global footballing stage.”
With a roster of current Nigerian stars in the EPL – such as Kelechi Iheanacho, Alex Iwobi, Odion Ighalo, Victor Moses, John Obi Mikeland Isaac Success – Dr Patrick Ifeanyi Ubah, owner of FC Ifeanyi Ubah and Managing Director/CEO of Capital Oil and Gas Industries Ltd, still believes there is work to be done.
“We want to raise the game and increase opportunities for our Nigerian youngsters,” said Dr Ubah. “Every boy and girl in Nigeria that aspires to play football must to be given the opportunity and we want to show the world that the domestic football in Nigeria is very much on the up. Our partnerships with West Ham United and iGamingSports.com provide us with the tools to learn from the best, and are a catalyst to enhancing awareness of our wonderful national game in Nigeria.”
“We’re privileged that FC Ifeanyi Ubah has chosen us to represent them and excited to show what Nigerian football has to offer,” said Peter. “It’s time to tell the world that Africa has arrived.’