General Manager of Rivers United, Okey Kpalikwu has assured their sponsors, Eunisell that they will go all the way and win the Nigeria Professional Football League, NPFL this season.
Kpalikwu made this promise over the weekend in a dinner organized by the club sponsors, Eunisell in what was termed Eunisell/ Rivers United Day II.
“I will continue to appreciate Eunisell for this gesture because it has not been easy.
“If you look at records you will see that Eunisell are the longest in terms of shirt sponsorship deal in the league,” Kpalikwu said.
“We owe Eunisell value and that is how we qualified to play on the continent in 2016, one year after we signed this deal.
“We still have to do more for Eunisell because we are yet to win trophies. But I can assure you that for this season the club is tops.
“I know that we have a team, a strong team that will win the league and I can get you a continental ticket,” Kpalikwu pledged to the Eunisell officials in attendance that included Dipo Ogunbiyi, Chief Financial Officer (CFO) who represented Group Managing Director (GMD), Chika Ikenga. There was also the Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) Simon Willar.
“We will get to the continent, make you proud and add value to your company,” Kpalikwu pledged.
At the dinner, there were selected players of the club, including the captain, Festus Austin and former Super Eagles defender, Azubuike Egwuekwe amongst others.
The coaches of the team- Stanley Eguma, Ndubuisi Nduka, Okey Iweanya and Okey Okabie were all present while there were members of the supporters’ club as well as the media present.
Held on the eve of the League game between Rivers United and Abia Warriors, the company in its usual style dined with players, officials and fans of the club as promises were made from both sides over targets for the next few seasons.