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Wednesday, January 20, 2016

EXCLUSIVE: FC Ifeanyi Ubah Signs 10 Brazilians (PHOTOS)


The Nigerian Professional Football League 2015/2016 season which resumes on February 21 will be full of glamour as Ifeanyi Ubah football club have signed 10 Brazilian nationals.
Six of the players touched-down in Lagos today January 20 and will head straight to Ibadan where the team is camping  to meet up with their colleagues.

The Players arrived at the Murtala Muhammed Airport at about 1.30pm today.
Speaking to reporters at the airport, club Chairman Chukwuma Ubah hailed the historic event and urged the players to do their best so they can earn their contracts with the club.

The chairman also noted that though not all players will be signed, at least two or three of the players will be signed.

He said: “This season we decided that even if you are a Messi or Ronaldo, you have to touch the ball in Nigeria. We have insisted that who ever must play for us must touch the ball and after they must have gone through the trials then we will determine who will be signed.”
“If you agree with me, Ifeanyi Ubah (club owner) is someone that goes for near perfection, we know only God is perfect, we try to put finesse in anything we do. We don’t go for little measures, we aim so high. 
“As it is, out target is to bring good football into Nigeria and it is an opportunity for anyone who will be playing with them to learn from them.
He also hailed the League Management Company’s support of the club and its ambitions.
A cross section of the players on arrival
Club Chairman Chukwuma Ubah (right)
Ifeanyi Ubah signs Brazilian players
Speaking to a  the chairman said the players will be fully paid their salaries without any issues. He also said the club has an agreement with English club West Ham United and a Brazilian club which involves the transfers of players amongst other logistics.
He said: “We have an agreement with West Ham an another Brazilian club, the idea is to have Brazilians play in Nigeria and naturally Brazilians will be interested in our league.”
On how much the players will earn, he said: “Your pay will depend on what you play.”
The team owned by business mogul Ifeanyi Ubah ended in the 11th position last season as they could only manage 50 points from 38 games.