LMC Finally Approves Gabros’ Change Of Name To FC Ifeanyi Ubah
The League Management Company (LMC) yesterday disclosed that businessman and Chairman/CEO of Capital Oil Limited, Dr. Ifeanyi Ubah, has completed the takeover of Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) side, Gabros of Nnewi and has been granted approval by the League Management Company (LMC).
In a letter signed by the LMC Chairman and NFF Vice President, Mallam Shehu Dikko, the approval allows the club to change their name to FC IfeanyiUbah.
Dikko in the letter remarked that the approval has been granted consequent on the verification of Ifeanyi Ubah Limited’s compliance with requirements for takeover of clubs and change of name.
The change of name takes effect from Match Day 11 and all points accumulated by Gabros International FC has been transferred to FC IfeanyiUbah, which now appears on the NPFL fixture and log.
Dikko said, “After submitting to the very rigorous process put in place to ensure that only serious business minded persons and corporate groups are admitted to club ownership, the LMC is satisfied that Dr. Ifeanyi Ubah has substantially met the requirement and has been granted approval to takeover Gabros International FC.”
The LMC Chairman commended Dr. Ubah for patiently working to meet these requirements and said, “it demonstrated your commitment to operating and funding the club in line with LMC Rules and Frame Work which has been designed to protect the institution of the league and also safeguard the interests of the players and other employees of clubs participating in the NPFL.”