Vandrezzer Football Club have recorded yet another milestone, becoming only the second Nigerian club, after two-time African champions Enyimba, to have their Facebook page verified by the world’s largest social media platform.
With over 450,000 followers on Facebook – the highest of any Nigerian club – the Lagos-based Nigeria National League (NNL) side, which was formed in 2019, is the first club in the country to create a customized mobile app.
VFC announced the development via their now verified Facebook page on Thursday, dedicating the milestone to its fans, supporters and family.
“This breaking milestone is dedicated to our lovely fans, superb supporters and our ever encouraging family,” the club wrote on their Facebook page @Vandrezzerfootballclub.
It added: “Won’t walk that road without you ♥️”
Reacting to the development, Head of Media and Communications at VFC George Essien attributed the achievement to the loyalty and support fans have shown to the club since its inception under two years ago.
“We are very over-joyed right here at Vandrezzer FC on this milestone,” he said. “It can only be God. And then, our very supportive, trustworthy, loyal, vociferous and amazing fans.
“We are a fan-centric club. We’ve made that very notable since inception of this football club, because at the end of the day, if you don’t have the fans and the followers, you’ll not get verified.
“So, we dedicate this one to all our amazing fans and followers, who have stood with us through thick and thin.”
George Essien also highlighted some of the benefits the verification of their Facebook page will bring to the club.
“Benefits of this? Obviously, you are verified. It means you are a trusted brand, and with that, marketing shouldn’t be an issue,” he noted.
“Of course, we have set up a marketing department for our club, dedicated to marketing our activities.
“We have our principal sponsors now, but of course we are expecting more sponsorship to come.
“So, it’s just forward ever. It shows that we’re putting the right foot forward every time.”
Aside their massive social media following, the Lions of Naija, as VFC are fondly called, have also brought huge technological innovations in the coverage of their games, streaming live matches across their social media platforms and mobile app.