NFF Seals N2.5billion Deal With Oil Company
Payment of salaries of Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr, assistant coaches Salisu Yusuf and Imama Amapakabo among others, will no longer be delayed.
The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has sealed a whooping 2.5 billion naira partnership deal with Aiteo Group.
The company has also bagged the title of Official Optimum Partner of the NFF.
The partnership, which is the first in-country sports sponsorship for the energy giant, will start on 1st May 2017, and has an initial option of one-year extension.
"Aiteo Group’s overarching social responsibility objectives are to encourage a positive impact, through our activities on the society-at-large and has successfully done so for several years.
"Football brings joy to the lives of Nigerians and each moment celebrated by families in their living rooms over a goal scored or friends catching up on highlights of a well –taken free –kick by their local heroes, leaves an indelible mark with memories for a life time," Aiteo’s Senior Manager, Corporate Communications, Ndiana-Abasi Matthew, said.
"This is a long –awaited injection of funds the NFF has earnestly yearned for. We are convinced that we are turning a new chapter in Nigerian Football with this agreement in place.
"As Aiteo Group is breaking grounds in all spheres, we share a vision of excellence to promoting the delight of football –loving Nigerians," said NFF’s Director of Media and Communications, Ademola Olajire.
At Wednesday’s signing ceremony, NFF President Amaju Pinnick said: “This is a heartwarming landmark in the history of football sponsorship in Nigeria. I am very happy that a critical area of our expenditure is being taken care of by this agreement.”
Rohr signed a two-year contract with the NFF, with a task of qualifying Nigeria for the 2018 FIFA World Cup and the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.