UYO (October 6, 2017) Tropical General Investments (TGI) Group, an international investment and holding company with diversified interests and investments in Nigeria, Ghana, Republic of Benin, Morocco, UAE, South Africa, India and several other emerging markets has announced a landmark agreement with the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) to support the senior National Football teams, in their quest to win laurels for Nigeria.
At a joint press briefing which took place at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium in Uyo on Friday, the NFF unveiled the TGI Group as the ‘official food sponsor of the Super Eagles’ for the next three years.
“We are enormously ecstatic to come on board as supporters of the Nigerian national football teams,” said Mr. Rahul Savara, the Group Managing Director of TGI, the parent company of WACOT Limited, Chi Limited and other companies, “the sponsorship is a further demonstration of the commitment of our business to the development of Nigeria in all facets”.
Mr. Ujwal Senapati, the Managing director of WACOT also stated that “We strongly believe in our investments in the agricultural value chain and its impact on the socioeconomic development of Nigeria, and this new partnership we are starting with the Nigerian Football Federation will allow us to expand our footprint to the development of football in the country. We are resolutely committed to increasing our investments in the Nigerian economy, increasing employment and local content, while supporting the communities we operate in”.
Continuing, Mr. Onubogu, the Group Executive Director said, “TGI Group has over three decades of experience in building local and regional sustainable businesses in fast moving consumer goods (FMCG), agriculture, agro-allied, healthcare, chemicals, etc.
He also disclosed that because of the agreement between the organization and NFF, TGI Group will be rewarding the best Nigerian player with the ‘Man of the Match’ award on the days of all qualifying matches.
It would be recalled that Vice President Yemi Osinbajo recently commissioned the integrated WACOT Rice Mill in Argungu, Kebbi State. The Vice President also commissioned the Edo State Fertilizer and Chemical Company Limited (ESFCCL), managed by WACOT Limited.
While emphasizing the unifying role of soccer in Nigeria, TGI GMD – Mr. Savara, stated that the goal of the conglomerate is to ensure that the Super Eagles does not only qualify for the 2018 World Cup but that the team puts up an exceptional and impressive performance at the competition in Russia.
Speaking on behalf of the NFF, the president of the federation, Mr. Amaju Pinnick, commended the TGI Group for their timely support for the Senior National Male Football team while also appealing to other corporate organization’s to emulate the gesture.
He further disclosed that with the sponsorship by TGI, the Board and Management of NFF are better convinced that the goal of participating and excelling in the 2018 World Cup by the Super Eagles will be a reality.
His words, “The coming on board of the TGI Group is going to be a tremendously exciting development for the team. The opportunity to have the support of TGI Group and the reward for the ‘Man of the Match’ will have a huge benefit, putting the team in the best place possible to achieve our goals. We also talk a lot about creating memories and no doubt working with TGI Group will create some fantastic memories.”