In a bid to reinvigorate the football club and prepare it for global competitions, Rangers International of Enugu has successfully entered into a significant partnership with Afrinvest (West Africa) Limited, an investment and financial advisory firm.
This partnership encompasses various aspects, including infrastructure development, logistics, brand management, and the sponsorship of jerseys and training kits.
Engr Ike Chioke, the Group Managing Director of Afrinvest, expressed the long-standing efforts to establish a professional partnership with the club, culminating in the signing of this pivotal agreement. Chioke emphasized Afrinvest’s commitment to rebranding the club and making it a globally attractive entity. He also highlighted the company’s corporate responsibility to promote youth empowerment and development through this collaboration.
Chioke went on to reveal that the state governor had pledged to expedite the renovation of the Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium in Enugu. This move is intended to provide Rangers with a dedicated training and match venue in their home state. He assured fans that the required materials and infrastructure for the stadium upgrade had already arrived in the country and that the project would be completed by the end of the current year.
The GMD urged the club to demonstrate dedication and discipline, emphasizing the importance of hard work to achieve success and bring trophies back to the state.
Meanwhile, the state governor, Dr. Peter Mbah, represented by the Secretary to the Government, Professor Chidiebere Onyia, reiterated the government’s commitment to restoring the club’s former glory and premier status through financial support and various forms of assistance. He underscored his administration’s special interest in sports as a source of business, employment, and revenue generation for the youth. The governor stated that the state was actively working on creating an economic foundation to engage young people and dissuade them from seeking elusive opportunities abroad.
Hon. Lloyd Ekweremadu, the Commissioner for Youth and Sports, praised the partnership as both timely and forward-looking, emphasizing that a rejuvenated Rangers was on the horizon.
This partnership holds promise for the future of the club, as it receives support from both the private sector and the government in its journey to reclaim its prestigious status in football.
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