10 Brazilian Football Stars Join Nigerian Leagues Side
The 2015/2016 season of the Nigeria professional league (NPFL), is set to welcome new glamour and excitement as FC Ifeanyi Ubah has brought in 10 Brazilians ahead of the new campaign.
The Brazilians arrived at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos on Wednesday, January 10 and were scheduled to join the rest of the squad at their pre-season camp in Ibadan.
Chairman of the Anambra State based club, Chukwuma Ubah, welcomed the foreigners and urging them to give their best to get contracts with the club.
“This season we decided that even if you are a Messi or Ronaldo, you have to touch the ball in Nigeria. We have insisted that whoever must play for us must touch the ball and after they must have gone through the trials then we will determine who will be signed.”
“If you agree with me, Ifeanyi Ubah (club owner) is someone that goes for near perfection, we know only God is perfect, we try to put finesse in anything we do. We don’t go for little measures, we aim so high.
“As it is, out target is to bring good football into Nigeria and it is an opportunity for anyone who will be playing with them to learn from them.”
The chairman, who said the players’ earnings will depend on how they played, also disclosed the team’s collaborative efforts with foreign clubs, as they look to improve from last season’s 11th position in the league.
He said: “We have an agreement with West Ham an another Brazilian club, the idea is to have Brazilians play in Nigeria and naturally Brazilians will be interested in our league.”
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