The president of Nigeria Football Federation, Amaju Pinnick has congratulated Patrick Ifeanyi Ubah for his recent appointment into the Organizing Committee for the Africa Cup of Nations by CAF on Monday.
Pinnick in a statement said the inclusion of Ifeanyi Ubah into the continental football governing body is indeed a boost for private football club owners in Nigeria.
The statement read, “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.
“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,” Pinnick, who is a Member of the CAF Emergency Committee and is also President of the AFCON Organizing Committee on which Ubah will serve”.
Ifeanyi Ubah is the Chief Executive of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) club, FC Ifeanyi Ubah based in Anambra and joined other Nigerians in the continental football governing body.
FC Ifeanyi Ubah is one of the first Clubs in Nigeria to build its own football stadium from the scratch and Ubah, also the Chairman of Anambra State Football Association, has established a policy of attracting good hands in technical and playing realms, which has seen Brazilian coaches and players from other African countries on the club’s payroll.
The club also has a sustainable youth development programme, with young players who step up to the plate regularly promoted to the senior squad.