Though he may not be getting it politically right yet at home, top businessman, Ifeanyi Ubah is gradually playing himself into reckoning in international football politics.

The proprietor of NPFL club, FC IfeanyiUbah, has been appointed into the Organizing Committee for the Africa Cup of Nations, AFCON.

Ubah is already making him self very relevant in football circles as his club is among the first in Nigeria to build its own football stadium from the scratch, and he is presently the Chairman of Anambra State Football Association.

“Nigeria is very happy with this appointment. It is a big plus for private football club owners in our country. Chief (Dr) Ifeanyi Ubah has done very well over the years and he very much deserves this appointment.

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“I am of the belief that he will justify the confidence reposed in him and bring his wealth of experience to bear in serving the committee,” Amaju Pinnick, who is a Member of the CAF Emergency Committee and is also President of the AFCON Organizing Committee on which Ubah will serve, told thenff.com.

The AFCON, which started as a three-team tournament in 1957, is CAF’s flagship championship, and will blossom into a one-month, 24-team tournament beginning from next year’s edition in Cameroon. 

In recent times, more Nigerians are finding their ways into FIFA and CAF committees; a development if well utilized should rub off positively on football in Nigeria.

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