Kanu, Enyimba secure N100m deal with United Nigeria Airline

Enyimba Football Club have signed a One Hundred Million naira (N100m) two years sponsorship deal with one of Nigeria’s leading airline companies, United Nigeria Arline.

The Chairman of the People’s Elephant and former Super Eagles Captain, Nwankwo Kanu made the deal official on Friday December 8, 2023 at the Corporate Office of the Arline outfit.

Kanu, during the signing ceremony, paid tribute to the Executive Governor of Abia State, Dr Alex Otti whom he said would have loved to be part of the historic event as this is the first time Enyimba would experience such.

“United Nigeria Airlines has set the pace in uniting Nigerians with their services using the most uniting factor, football.

“I hope other airlines in the country can emulate this as it is very vital for the clubs and our league considering what has happened to Sunshine Stars FC and others recently.

“In Enyimba we are trying our best to change the narrative and these deal is very key to the way we are moving as the news has delighted the team especially propelling and motivating our players to give their best for ultimate result.

Meanwhile, the Chairman of United Nigeria Airline, Prof Obiora Okonkwo congratulated Kanu on his appointment as the Chairman of Enyimba while commending the State Governor, Dr Otti for putting a round peg in a round hole.

Prof Obiora recalled how Kanu and his Super Eagles colleagues made him have his happiest moment in life during the 1996 Atlanta Olympic games in USA as well as his worst moment also during USA ’94 World Cup loss against Italy.

Prof Okonkwo acknowledged the role Kanu’s influence played in securing the deal while reiterating their unrelenting support for the club.

“He said that United Nigeria Arline flies to unite Nigerians especially through football by flying Enyimba players and helping easy their stress.

“The People’s Elephant, United Nigeria Arline flying the people.

Highlight of the event was the official signing of the deal by Mr Linus Awute, United Nigeria Arline Director of Admin and a Board member of Enyimba FC who also doubles as the club Lawyer, Barr Collins Chijioke while a one Minister, Prof Oliseh Metu witnessed the event commending the marriage between both parties.

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