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BACKGROUND:

FC IFEANYI UBAH came into being from the acquisition of Gabros international Football Club by Dr. Patrick Ifeanyi Ubah. The Club was formerly known as IYAYI football club of Benin City before it’s acquisition by Chief Gabriel Chukwuma and renamed Gabros International Football Club. FC IFEANYI UBAH has it’s headquarters at 21 Nnobi Road, Nnewi Anambra state.

On acquisition of the club by Dr. Ifeanyi Ubah in December 2014, He embarked on a turn around of the club and it’s facilities whilst also engaging in the acquisition of new assets for the club.

The team has been strengthened by putting in place a good retention plan for existing players, hiring the best players from other teams, hiring an excellent technical and coaching crew.


VISION:

  • To be the premier football club in Africa and a force to be reckoned with in sports globally.
  • To be a model club that will set the standards that will drive private sector investment in professional football clubs in Nigeria.
  • To support an engage the community and use the club to drive socio-economic activities with the country.
  • To set a solid foundation within five years that will ensure the club is financially sustainable with revenues derivable around the club’s activities.

MISSION:

  • To reinvigorate Anambra’s illustrious sporting history by investing in facilities and encouraging the development of sports at the grass-roots.
  • Use the club to drive Economic and social activities within Anambra and indeed, Nigeria.

ABOUT THE CEO:

Having successfully ran businesses across different sectors including Oil and Gas, Marine, Transportation, Telecommunications, Construction and Real Estate, Dr. PATRICK IFEANYI UBAH has decided to invest in sports(Football to be precise.).

He sits on the board of many companies. They include:

  • First Nigerian Independent Oil Co. Ltd.
  • Oil Force Nig. Ltd.
  • Capital Oil and Gas Ind. Ltd.
  • Knoll & Hachfer Engineering Co. Ltd.
  • Hero Communications Ltd.
  • Chevron Oronite and Chemical Co. Ltd.PREVIOUS CONTRIBUTION TO SPORTSPrior to the acquisition of Gabros FC. Dr. Patrick Ifeanyi Ubah has actively supported Nigerian football in numerous ways.
    • Cash reward in appreciation of performance of the Flying Eagles in 2011.
    • Sponsorship of Nigerians to Brazil in support of Super Eagles at the World cup in 2014.
    • Cash reward in appreciation of the wonderful outing of the Super Falcons at the Women’s World Cup in 2014.
    • Sponsorship of Copa Lagos.
    • Sponsorship of Nigerians to watch and support Nigeria in various qualifying matches across Africa.

PREVIOUS CONTRIBUTION TO SPORTS

Prior to the acquisition of Gabros FC. Dr. Patrick Ifeanyi Ubah has actively supported Nigerian football in numerous ways.

  • Cash reward in appreciation of performance of the Flying Eagles in 2011.
  • Sponsorship of Nigerians to Brazil in support of Super Eagles at the World cup in 2014.
  • Cash reward in appreciation of the wonderful outing of the Super Falcons at the Women’s World Cup in 2014.
  • Sponsorship of Copa Lagos.
  • Sponsorship of Nigerians to watch and support Nigeria in various qualifying matches across Africa.

CONCLUSION:

  • FC IFEANYI UBAH, under the leadership of Dr. Ifeanyi Ubah is poised to become the premier football club in Africa and a force to be reckoned with in sports globally as massive investments are being made to this effect.

Some of these major Investments are already ongoing. They include;

  • Restructuring of the team – Injection of new and highly talented players into the club.
  • Construction of a multi-billion naira world class sporting facilty in Nnewi, Anambra state.

No doubt the club is expected to realize it’s mission in Africa.