The Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) has signed partnership agreements with two companies, Tropical General Investments (TGI) Group and Pay Porte.Com for sponsorship of the Super Eagles.
The partnership, which will last for three years, will make TGI Group’s products such as Big Bull Rice, CHIVITA, Hollandia Yoghurt and Renew Starch, the official food of the Super Eagles.
The agreement with the PayPorte.Com on the other hand will make the company the official online shop for sales of Eagles’ jersey for the next three years.
Signing the agreement on Friday in Uyo at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium, the Executive Director of TGI Group, Mr Onyekachi Onubogu, noted that football was a unifying factor in Nigeria.
Onubogu, who represented the TGI Group Managing Director, Mr Rahul Savara, said, “we are enormously ecstatic to come on board as supporters of the Nigerian football national teams.”
“The sponsorship is a further demonstration of the commitment of our business to the development of Nigeria in all facets.
“We strongly believe in our investments in the Agricultural value chain and its impact on the socio-economic development of Nigeria.
“And this new partnership we are starting with the Nigerian Football Federation will allow us to expand our footprint to the development of football in the country.
“We are resolutely committed to increasing our investments in the Nigerian economy, increasing employment and local content while supporting the communities we operate in,” Onubogu said.
The Chief Executive Officer of PayPorte.Com, Mr Eyo Bassey, said that his company decided to partner NFF as its own corporate social responsibility (CSR) strategy.
Bassey, who signed the agreement on behalf of his company, said that his company intended to create an authentic and internationally accepted platform, where Nigerians can access sports merchandise.
“This is a strategic partnership, we are the preferred e-commerce company in this part of the world.
“We come to associate with NFF to reach out to our customers, we want to assist NFF to promote grassroots football in Nigeria,” Bassey said.
The NFF chairman, Mr Amaju Pinnick, signed the two agreements on behalf of NFF.
Pinnick said that the partnership with NFF was borne out of the transparent ways his board members handled football affairs so far.
“The opportunity to have the support of TGI Group and the reward for the ‘Man of the Match’ will have a huge benefit for the team to achieve our goals.
We also talk a lot about creating memories and no doubt working with TGI Group will create some fantastic memories,” Pinnick said.
He called on all corporate organizations in Nigeria to support NFF and sporting activities in Nigeria.
Speaking on behalf of NFF board, the second Vice President, Mr Shehu Dikko, said that Payporte.Com will be the official online store for Super Eagles.
“We hope to make money from this partnership and the more money we make, more growth we will have in football,” Dikko said,
Dikko urged Nigerians to support the partnership for the next three years for the growth of football in Nigeria.