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Zenith Bank explains grassroots development partnership with NFF

By Editor   |   18 September 2015   |   4:42 am  

Group Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, Zenith Bank Plc, Peter Amangbo (left) and NFF President, Amaju Pinnick, at the signing of their sponsorship deal at the bank’s head office on Ajose Adeogun Street, Victoria Island, Lagos…

Group Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, Zenith Bank Plc, Peter Amangbo (left) and NFF President, Amaju Pinnick, at the signing of their sponsorship deal at the bank’s head office on Ajose Adeogun Street, Victoria Island, Lagos…

ZENITH Bank’s recent partnership agreement with the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) on grassroots football development is in line with its sustainable youth development goal, the Managing Director/Chief Executive officer of the bank, Peter Amangbo, has revealed.

Amangbo, who during the week expressed his delight that his bank has been giving the opportunity to contribute to Nigerian football on three key projects, including grassroots development, said it was always committed to helping people attain their dreams in their chosen fields.

He said it was exciting for the bank to be embarking on a developmental journey with the apex football ruling body in the country all for the sake of the youths.

“We are happy that those in charge of football now are young people with so much passion for the game. Our bank believes in operating with the benchmark of global standard and that is the template the NFF brought to us.

“I recall that Principal Cup competition and the various youth football events were always glorious in the past. The country was able to raise good players then and we are happy to be working with the NFF for the revival of such competitions.”

The NFF had on Monday stated that it would stage U-13, U-15 and U-19 competitions nationwide in the next four months to boost the development of the game. The final of the competitions will take place in January.

The winning teams are expected to travel to the UK to play against their counterparts in England.

“Nigeria is blessed with many talented young ones and it is important to identify them early. If this is done, the country will benefit at the end. We are really proud to be part of this project,” Amangbo added.

The Zenith Bank boss urged stakeholders in the round leather game to support the NFF in its drive to take football to the grassroots.



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