A privately owned Nigerian club side FC Ifeanyi Ubah, has signed six players and two assistant coaches from Brazil in their bid to win the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL)
As the name suggests, the club is owned by Nigerian billionaire and oil tycoon, Ifeanyi Ubah
The six players and two assistant coaches from Brazil arrived at the Murtala International Airport in Lagos on Wednesday after successful negotiations with their clubs.
The Chairman of the club, Chairman Chukwuma told reporters that the club means business as they prepare for the upcoming season;
“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 said the club has an agreement with English Premiership club side, West Ham and a Brazilian club;
“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 Brazilians will be paid, he said “Your pay will depend on what you play.”