Globacom on Tuesday in Abuja presented a cheque of three hundred and fifty million naira (N350m) to the Nigerian Football Federation as the five-year sponsorship deal it signed with the Federation last year entered the second season.
Presenting the cheque to the President of NFF, Alhaji Aminu Maigari at the Glass House, Abuja, Director of Mike Adenuga Group, Mr. Niyi Adewunmi said that “Globacom believes that its sponsorship of the NFF and the national teams will make Nigerian football to soar.”
He reassured the Federation and all Nigerians that “Globacom believes that this is a partnership that works and must continue to deliver value to the delight of all Nigerians.”
He announced that Dr. Mike Adenuga Jr. (GCON) has tasked the Federation to ensure that “Nigeria qualifies for the next Africa Cup of Nations, the World Cup and indeed all the other major football events,” adding that “Globacom is ready to support you all through as we are very happy to support the development of Nigerian football.”
Last year, Globacom and NFF signed a five-year sponsorship agreement package to sponsor the national football teams and the Federation Cup from 2011-2016. The company paid the first installment last year.
Receiving the cheque, a highly-elated Chairman of the Federation, Alhaji Maigari thanked Globacom for its consistency in supporting Nigerian football, and assured Nigerians that “we will not let you down by ensuring that Nigeria qualifies for the African Nations Cup and other major football competitions.”