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The Impacts of Dr. Patrick Ifeanyi Ubah on the Football Sector.

The impacts of Dr. Patrick Ifeanyi Ubah on the football sector can be emphasised on the gains of the economic strength of the Anambra cluster. He has awakened the consciousness of the people to a football driven economic diversity which is why people from all works of life troupe to Nnewi to get a feel of what it is at the FC IfeanyiUbah International Stadium, Nnewi-Ozubulu. In the next decade, we will get to feel the gains of seeds planted and reap it bountiful.*
~~~~Al Barney Ikechukwu Amaku
Thursday, 12 April, 2018.



By Amb Adichie Izuchukwu

©Abuja, Nigeria. 

Established in the year 2015 by business mogul Dr. Patrick Ifeanyi Ubah, FCIfeanyiUbah (FCIU) has created both direct and indirect positive impacts on Nigerian economy since its formation. The club play its home matches in its world class 27,000 seating capacity International stadium (built inside Ifeanyi Ubah Games Village) that is always occupied by committed, cheerful and passionate fans. 

Moreover, it is important to note that the Club’s players popularly referred to as Anambra Warriors have attracted a lot of Goodwill to the club which consequently made the club the mostly watched in the Nigeria Professional Premier League and this has not only catalysed her growth but has also boosted her financial muscle which in turn impacted positively on the Football community and the Nigerian economy in general. The Club has also boosted the image of its Home State Anambra especially its host communities Nnewi and Ozubulu through its goodwill; these include: playing in CAF Intercontinental games, winning major cups such as; Anambra State Football Association Challenge Cup 2016 & 2017, Federation Cup (Now Aieto Cup) 2016 and Nigeria Football Federation Charity Cup(Super Cup) 2017.

Commercial activities in its host communities have been boosted due to its activities. For instance, Hotel businesses around Nnewi, Oraifite, Ozubulu and Ihembosi are always at their peak during the Club’s home matches due to presence of fans that always troop in from in and outside Anambra state. Also, commercial drivers ranging from taxi operators, bus drivers and motorcyclists have all benefited spontaneously.  Food vendors, Malls, PMS stations, etc have also benefited from the sustained success of the club.

The increasing demand in viewing of the Club’s matches has positively improve the businesses of Match Viewing Centers. This is because their revenues have increased to approximately 75%. This has also increased the number of the football BET houses, like, Bet9ja, nairabet and so on, thereby increasing the employment rate in the host communities, Anambra State and Nigeria in general. 

Conclusively, the "Anambra Warriors" has made impacts on job creation. The Club has created over 500 direct jobs and 1000 indirect jobs through its stadium construction and football community. Indeed, FC IfeanyiUbah's presence in Nigerian Premier League has truly impacted positively on Nigerian economy.

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