Billionaire club owner and oil mogul, Dr. Ifeanyi Ubah, has been appointed into the organising committee for the African Cup of Nations (AFCON).
His appointment was confirmed on Monday after the decision was made by the Emergency Committee of the Confederation of African Football (CAF)
Apart from being the proprietor of Nigerian Professional Football League (NPFL) side FC IfeanyiUbah, Dr. Ubah is also the chairman of Anambra State Football Association.
While speaking about Ubah’s appointment, Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) President Amaju Pinnick, who is a CAF Executive Committee member and the chairman of Ubah’s new committee said that his appointment was well deserved.
In his words, Pinnick said: “Nigeria is very happy with this appointment. It is a big plus for private football club owners in our country. Chief (Dr) Ifeanyi Ubah has done very well over the years and he very much deserves this appointment.”
“I am of the belief that he will justify the confidence reposed in him and bring his wealth of experience to bear in serving the committee.” he concluded.
Dr. Ubah is the 11th Nigerian on the books of Africa’s football body CAF.
Nigerians In FIFA:
1) Mr. Amaju Pinnick (Member, Organizing Committee for FIFA Competitions)
2) Justice Ayotunde Phillips (Member, FIFA Disciplinary Committee, Adjudicatory Chamber)
3) Mallam Shehu Dikko (Member, FIFA Football Stakeholders Committee)
Nigerians In CAF:
1) Mr. Amaju Pinnick (Member, CAF Executive Committee; Member, CAF Emergency Committee; President, AFCON)
2) Barr. Seyi Akinwunmi (Member, CAF Youth Competitions Committee)
3) Mallam Shehu Dikko (Member, CAF Club Competitions and Club Licensing System Committee)
4) Alh. Ibrahim Musa Gusau (Member, CHAN Organizing Committee)
5) Alh. Yusuf Ahmed Fresh (Member, Technical and Development Committee)
6) Chief Obinna Ogba (Member, CAF Beach Soccer and Futsal Committee)
7) Dr. Peter Singabele (Member, CAF Medical Committee)
8) Chief (Dr) Patrick Ifeanyi Ubah (Member, AFCON Organizing Committee)
9) A. U. Mustapha, SAN (President, CAF Appeal Board)
10) Mrs Chisom Ezeoke (Member, CAF Women Football Committee)
11) Mr. Samson Adamu (Director of Competitions)