Ubah promises to restore Nigeria’s lost continental club soccer glory

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According to reports, the President of FC Ifeanyi Ubah of Nnewi, Ifeanyi Ubah, has promised that the club will record remarkable performance in continental club soccer if it clinches a ticket.

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Ubah told sports writers in Nnewi, Anambra State on Saturday that the soccer team was being energised to ensure that the old glory of Nigeria in African football competition was re-enacted.

He expressed the hope that the team would qualify for one of the next continental soccer competitions.

FC Ifeanyi Ubah, popularly called the Anambra Warriors, have double their chances of being on the continent as they are already in the finals of the Federations Cup.

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The team is currently in third place on the Nigeria Professional Football League table with 53 points.

FC Ifeanyi Ubah, with three points adrift the league leaders, Rivers United, would on September 18 take their good runs of one loss from 16 games to Makurdi against Lobi Stars FC.

Ubah also expressed the confidence that the partnership with English Premier League side, West Ham United, would be successful.

He said his team had done well in the NPFL within its two years of formation in spite of the challenges confronting soccer clubs owned mainly by state governments.

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He said: “We are working towards bringing glory to Nigeria from the continent because Nigerian football ruled Africa at a time.

“We are hopeful that with the way we are performing, we shall compete on the continent.

“FC Ifeanyi Ubah is a private club that has done well in two years considering that we are competing in a league of club sides that are owned and financed by state governments.

“We are into serious partnership with West Ham of England.

“That is part of our strategy to bring glamour to what we are doing, hoping to go continental with West Ham United jersey colours.”

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FC Ifeanyi Ubah would be playing Crown FC on September 28 in the semifinal.

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