The Nigerian Football Federation (NFF), the governing body for soccer in the country, has signed a five-year deal with Wapic Insurance.
Under the terms of the agreement, which was signed in the Nigerian city of Lagos, the company will be the official insurance services provider and co-sponsor of the NFF until 2022.
According to the NFF’s vice president of sponsorship, marketing and media rights, Shehu Dikko, the deal is worth an annual NGN100 million (US$280,000) over five years. The contract also includes an option to prolong the agreement.
Amaju Melvin Pinnick, president of the NFF, said: “Wapic, like the present NFF, is an organisation driven by positive vision. Wapic aims to emerge as one of the top two full-service West African insurance company while the NFF, through its Goal Project, wants to build mini football fields in all states and build a sustainable football culture in the country. It is a union of two companies with positive energy.”
Yinka Adekoya, managing director of Wapic Insurance, added: “The NFF is an organisation that is making Nigeria proud through the excellent results of the national teams and Wapic is a top financial institution seeking to be the most enjoyable company to do business with and to become a top 20 financial services institution in Nigeria by 2019.”
Nigeria finished top of their 2018 Fifa World Cup qualifying group to reach their sixth edition of the tournament. They kick off their campaign against Croatia on 16th June.