By Chigozie Chukwuleta In Nnewi:
FC IfeanyiUbah owner, Chief Ifeanyi Uba Sunday evening in Nnewi, handed a lifeline of one hundred million naira (N100, 000, 000) to his fledging pet club, and urged club's management to sign the best players in the new transfer window and win laurels, Completesportsnigeria.com reports.
Chief Ubah also on behalf of Ifeanyi Uba Foundation handed over one hundred and fifty million naira (150, 000,000) to Anambra State FA for development of the game of football in the state.
The new Anambra Football Association chairman further proclaimed the FA has the plan of massive development of game of football through the fifty balls to fifty thousand families in Anambra state project. According to him the FA hopes to produce five Messis, five Ronaldos in five years from the state.
Speaking during a brief handover ceremony during the halftime break of their matchday 19 encounter against Niger Tornadoes, Chief Uba said the money was to uplift FC IfeanyiUbah and empower the club to regroup strongly for better campaign in the League and other competitions.
"The transfer window opens tomorrow, the team should now shop for the best," the billionaire oil business tycoon told the players and officials of FC Ifeanyiubah as he as handed over the cheque for the needed fund to the management of the club to spend.
Chief Ubah further challenged the players and officials of FC Ifeanyiubah to ensure that they win the league, not minding their current poor run.
Commenting on his recent 10 match by the League Management Company, LMC, over misconduct at a match venue, Chief Uba who has served the suspension said it was a lesson well learnt.
"The lesson has been learnt. We have to be good ambassadors of the league if we want it to grow," he said.
"I will do my best to support the Nigerian league," the Anambra State FA chairman stated.