We won’t abandon Sharks FC despite relegation, says Eunisell
The management of Eunisell entered a sponsorship deal with the Blue Angels earlier this year as a way of supporting the local league. The support notwithstanding, the Port Harcourt-based Sharks failed to survive the relegation battle, as it went down alongside Bayelsa United, Kwara United and FC Taraba at the end of hostilities last weekend.
At a point, the management of Eunisell Company decided to dangle cash incentive for players of Sharks FC as a way of motivating them to swim out of the relegation zone.
Group Managing Director of Eunisell, Chika Ikenga, has said the sad development would not deter his company from continuing with its support for the league as it has done in the past.
“We will not abandon the league and we will not abandon Sharks FC because of the relegation. Though they will be playing in the second tier league, we won’t terminate our contract with them. We will rather encourage them to improve on their game and hopefully come back to play in the NPFL.
“We know our league can create jobs and reach its highest potential if well supported. That is why we got involved in the first place and we won’t withdraw our support in a bid to help the county achieve its full potential in this regard,” he said.
In their last match of the season, Sharks FC failed to get the win they needed against Abia Warriors, who berat them by 1-0.