Preparations of six-time Nigerian champions, Enyimba International Football Club of Aba for the 2012/2013 football season have been given a major boost by the Abia State Governor, Chief Dr. T. A. Orji, who has splashed cash on the team for the payment of sign-on fees.

Chairman of Enyimba, Felix Anyansi-Agwu, disclosed this to players and officials at the club’s ground on early this week..

Chief Anyansi revealed that for the first time, 50 per cent of sign-on fees for the team will be paid before the start of a season and expressed gratitude to the State Governor, Chief T. A. Orji, for making it possible.

“This is evidence of the Governor’s trust in the team,” Anyansi-Agwu said. “This is a proof that the Government of Abia State is solidly behind the team and a sign that things will be better

“We must now seize this opportunity to return the team to the top as a mark of appreciation, as a way of repaying the faith that the Governor has in the team. This is a historic point in our club and we must achieve the success to back it up.”

Responding on behalf of the technical crew, Head Coach, Salisu Yusuf, also thanked the Abia State Governor, saying that the payment of 50 per cent of sign-on fees before the start of the season has left him astonished. He promised to work hard with the rest of his staff to ensure the club finishes at the very top.

Players who spoke with and other members of the press at the end of the meeting also expressed their sincere thankfulness to the Governor and promised to give everything they have got to the success of the club and in recognition to the efforts of the Government and people of Abia State.


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