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Glo Premier League club signs foreign pros

10 March 2015, 21:41Israel Ojoko

Lagos - Glo Nigeria Premier League club Gabros International, now Ifeanyi Ubah FC, has concluded plans to import foreign professional players.

The proprietor of Ifeanyi Ubah FC, Patrick Ifeanyi Ubah gave the management of the team fat sack of petrol-money to rebuild a winning club.

And to make the first step, the club has cast its fishing net very wide and has caught some quality players from Africa and across the Atlantic Ocean with the signing of members of the national senior football teams of Ivory Coast and Mali as well as a player from Brazil.

Club Coordinator, Friday Nwankwo-Kuja who disclosed this in Lagos gave the names of the first foreign arrivals as Boueti Michel Emmanuel and Koko Armando Christy. They will join the squad before the next league match at the weekend.

He also revealed that the Malian top player will arrive Nigeria tomorrow while the third and a Brazilian is expected to touch down at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos before the close of work on Friday. 

Also read: 3SC, Gabros in top battle as NNL resumes 

Nwankwo-Kuja hinted that several top players from older premier league teams in Nigeria have dumped their former clubs for Ifeanyi Ubah Fc even for a pay cut, adding that the reason is the new structure of the club which emphasizes on players welfare.

Meanwhile, Ubah has acquired four brand Sports Utility Vehicles  (SUV) for the coaching crew and management staff while another two luxury buses have also been bought for the smooth ride of the players to match venues.

He said the acquisition is in appreciation of the victory of the club at the Nigeria National League (NNL) Super Four Cup won in Ilorin, Kwara State barely one week after it was bought over from Gabros International. The team also walloped Warri Wolves FC 2-0 last weekend in the first match of the season in Nnewi.

The Capital Oil boss who is also the brain behind Transformation Agenda Nigeria (TAN) has thrown a big challenge to all the multi- billionaires in Nigeria to own clubs.

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