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NFF, Baba Ijebu sign four-year partnership deal

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) have signed a four-year partnership agreement with Premier Lotto Limited, popularly known as Baba Ijebu and named as the Official Bet Sponsor of the National Teams

The deal was signed on Monday in Lagos had in attendance the NFF President, Amaju Pinnick as well as the Chairman, Premier Lotto Ltd, Chief Kesington Adebukunola Adebutu amongst others at the Banquet Hall of Eko Hotels and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos.

It will be recalled that in the last couple of weeks, the NFF has signed partnership deals with leading airline, Air Peace as the Official Airline of Nigerian National Teams, and with MTN as the Official Communications Partner of the Super Eagles and the National Teams.

“The NFF and the entire Nigeria Football family is grateful to you for the work you are doing to remodel and upgrade our beloved National Stadium, Lagos. I also remember acts of generosity from you to the various National Teams particularly the Super Eagles. You are a great and wonderful man and we pray that you spend many, many more years in good health and in joy.

“Today’s event makes me very happy because it takes us even closer to the financial autonomy that we so much desire, so that we can remove entirely the burden the of funding the National Teams from the Government. Premier Lotto is a company with high integrity and we are happy to have this relationship with Chief Adebutu and the company,” he said.

An overjoyed Chief Adebutu said Premier Lotto felt a sense of fulfillment to finally have a relationship with the NFF and the National Teams, and praised the work that Mr Pinnick and his board has been doing to grow Nigeria Football even in these challenging times.

Premier Lotto, incorporated 20 years ago, is a gaming company founded and owned by Chief Kessington Adebukunola Adebutu (CON), and has a reputation for speedy payment of wins and all-round credibility for the business it does.

It is the first time in the history of Nigeria Football that a stream of top –notch players in Corporate Nigeria has shown tremendous confidence in the administration of the game to decide to ride with football full-throttle. This has not happened in abeyance.

It has been the outcome of seamless qualifications of the Super Eagles and the National Teams for major international championships and tournaments – the latest being the Super Eagles’ ferocious start to the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 qualification series with six maximum points from two matches and all but set to reach the last qualifying round scheduled for March 2022.

I'm an avid and seasoned sports/ multimedia journalist. I have a biased love for Real Madrid and passionate advocate for the overall growth of the Nigeria Sports Project. I can be reached on 09077894123 or/and '[email protected]'

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