Abia State Governor, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu, has congratulated Ifeanyi Uba Football Club on their recent victory in the 2016 Federation cup competition.
The Governor also congratulates the management and players of Enugu Rangers FC Enugu for breaking 30 years jinx to win the Nigerian premier league.
The Governor believes that the well deserved victory of Ifeanyi Uba FC makes a compelling case for private sector support and partnership with government in sports development in Nigeria.
He therefore calls on wealthy citizens and companies to invest in the growth and development of sports.
The Governor commended the proprietor and members of Ifeanyi Uba FC for the feat, and for demonstrating that the private ownership and management of football teams in Nigeria is the way to go in order to win laurels, create jobs and sustainably manage clubs, as practiced in Europe.
The Governor said that as the state that hosts the most successful football club in Nigeria, Enyimba FC of Aba, Abians appreciate efforts that went into the successes of Ifeanyi Uba FC and Enugu Rangers FC and will learn from their experiences to remodel the operations of our great football teams and re position them to continue to win laurels and make football loving Abians and Nigerians proud.