Ekwueme Hints At Enyimba's 'Expansionist' Mission

Ekwueme Hints At Enyimba's 'Expansionist' Mission
Ekwueme Hints At Enyimba's 'Expansionist' Mission


Ifeanyi Ekwueme, a former Nigeria international and Sporting Director of Enyimba, a Nigeria Premier Football League side, has hinted that the People's Elephant are on an 'Expansionist Mission'.

Enyimba are nine-time winners of the Nigeria top flight and also holds the enviable record of being the only Nigeria club to have won the continent's most prized interclub trophy, CAF Champions League, after winning the diadem twice, consecutively in 2003 and 2004 respectively.

Ekwueme revealed that Eyimba have commenced the implementation of an expansionist idea that would s'pread 'the club's franchise,  'further past its current torrents'.

Ekwueme spoke in Kano on Tuesday, revealed that the club management under the Chairmanship of Atlanta '96, Olympic Games U23 men's football event gold medalist, Nwankwo  Kanu, has embarked on the implementation of a newly designed  developmental template that would stampede the influence of the club's franchise on Nigerian, African and global football climes.

"Eyimba is a trademark that has excelled over time. Kanu Nwankwo's regime is building on the historic achievements of the club by resorting to  building bridges across Nigeria and beyond", Ekwueme said.

"We have signed a partnership that involves exchange programmes, we are committed to coaches development of mini and major projects 

"We now have the requisite development structure with our now in place  youth football and semi professional talents development programmes. This is vital and critical.

"Eyimba is not a stagnant or zero football  brand. We are a broad football brand, that is why we are committed to partnerships that are result- oriented and have them   spread across Nigeria and extends to the continent and beyond".

Ekwueme admitted that though there are challenges, the current leadership of  the  club is focused and committed towards surmounting the hurdles, ready to take the club to the zenith of club side football, continentally, where he believes Eyimba is rightly believed to belong.

He appealed to the fans and their partners to keep faith with the club, stating that the club has witnessed enviable improvements in the area of football corrporate administration, which he noted, is  now yielding dividends and would continue to  help the club to improve in the delivery of its mandated club  football  services and business divdends expected by all stakeholders.

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