Nigeria national football team players pose prior to the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying football match. PIUS UTOMI EKPEI / AFP
Tropical General Investments (TGI) Group, has sealed a deal with Nigerian Football Federation (NFF), to support the Super Eagles and the other senior national teams in their quest to win laurels for Nigeria.
The outfit, 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, made the revelation at a joint press briefing in Uyo, as the NFF uncovered the TGI Group, as the official food sponsor of the Super Eagles for the next three years.
TGI Group is the parent company of WACOT Limited, Chi Limited and other companies, producers of household brands such as Big Bull Rice, CHIVITA, Hollandia Yoghurt and Renew Starch.
Executive Director of the company, Mr. Onyekachi Onubogu, who represented the Group Managing Director, Mr. Rahul Savara, said the sponsorship deal is the company’s demonstration of its commitment to the development of Nigeria in all facets.
“We are enormously ecstatic to come on board as supporters of the Nigerian football national teams; the sponsorship is a further demonstration of the commitment of our business to the development of Nigeria in all facets.
“We strongly believe in our investments in the agricultural value chain and its impact on the socio-economic development of Nigeria and this new partnership we are starting with the Nigerian Football Federation will allow us to expand our footprints 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,” he said.
According to him, the 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, among others.
He also disclosed that because of the agreement between his company and NFF, the TGI Group would be allowed to reward the best Nigerian players..