Chairman of Globacom, Dr. Mike Adenuga, has endorsed the selection of former Super Eagles player, Sunday Oliseh, as the chief coach of the team.
Speaking in Lagos, Nigeria on Thursday when the board of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) led by its President, Amaju Pinnick, formally presented Oliseh to Globacom, the official sponsor of Nigeria’s national teams, the Coordinator, Business Solutions of the company, Mr. Ike Oraekwuotu, stated that Adenuga heavily supported the choice of Oliseh, adding that he was convinced that the new chief coach was eminently qualified to do a good job for the Super Eagles.
“We are proud of his pedigree and we wish Oliseh and the NFF the very best in their effort to re-position Nigerian football and restore its honour and glory,” said Adenuga in a statement delivered on his behalf at the presentation.
Adenuga commended the NFF board under the leadership of Pinnick for the choice of Oliseh, which has been widely celebrated across the country as a round peg in a round hole.
He assured the Nigerian football community, particularly the NFF and the League Management Company (LMC) of Globacom’s total commitment to the development of Nigerian football.
“We also wish to assure you all of Globacom’s irrevocable commitment to the continued support of Nigerian football,” Oraekwuotu said.
In his speech at the event, Pinnick described Globacom as an African brand that has made Nigeria proud, adding that the chairman of the company, Adenuga, is the pride of Africa.
He stated that NFF appreciates what Glo has done for Nigerian football, noting that the primary objective of the NFF board is to build sustainable football development in Nigeria.
He reassured Globacom that the company’s investment in Nigerian football would not be in vain, stressing: “We will get results in the coming years and our football will be back on track.”
In his remarks, Oliseh said Globacom as a global brand, has done a lot to improve Nigerian football. He promised to build the capacity of the coaches, referees and club owners through intensive training, which will help to produce football stars for the country.
Oliseh is expected to lead the Super Eagles on his first outing in September against Tanzania in Harare, as the team intensifies effort to qualify for the 2017 African Cup of Nations.