Ifeanyi Ubah: West Ham United donates £35,000 to Anambra State Football Association (ANSFA)
West Ham United has donated the sum of £35,000 to the Anambra State Football Association and Okongwu Memorial Grammar School, Nnewi, to further consolidate its partnership deal with top Nigerian Professional Football League, NPFL side, FC Ifeanyi Ubah the alma mater of the President of the football club. Dr. Ifeanyi Ubah.
The Ifeanyi Ubah Foundation also threw the school children into a heightened frenzy, complementing the benevolent gesture of West Ham United, by making a donation of N1million to Okongwu Memorial Grammar School.
Recall that the Hammers' delegation led by Managing Director, Angus Kinnear had earlier been in Lagos, where an interactive session bordering on the essence of the partnership was held with journalists.
The contingent led by Dr. Ifeanyi Ubah made their first stop at the Igwe's Palace, where they paid homage to Igwe K.O.N Orizu III (Igwe Nnewi), who was delighted to receive them. They made another stop at Dr. Ifeanyi Ubah's alma mater, Okongwu Memorial Grammar School where they met with ecstatic school children before heading to Ifeanyi Ubah Games Village for the epoch-making launch of 'Football Made in Anambra' and talent hunt programme.
A clearly elated Dr. Ubah thanked Mr. Kinnear and WestHam for the confidence reposed on his capacity to boost the WestHam brand in Africa. He noted that he had no doubt that West Ham, who are renowned for having one of the best football academies having produced the likes of Lampard and Rio Ferdinand would add so much value to the club, adding that Anambra state has so much to benefit from the partnership, particularly the 'Made in Anambra Football' project which is expected to engage 50, 000 families in the state.
It became a day to remember for the school kids when Dr. Ifeanyi Ubah announced that the jerseys, soccer boots and footballs that were given to them for the event were gifts from the Anambra Football Association, stating that it was the first step toward actualizing the 1 Family - 1 Footballer initiative.